Hochinteressanter erster von drei Bänden, welche sich mit zentralen Themen des immer stärker werdenen Nativismus beschäftigen. Auch eingefleischten Empiristen wird allmählich klar, dass John Lockes Lehre von der "tabula rasa" nicht haltbar und das Faktum dipositionell angeborenen Wissens unabweisbar geworden ist.
The Innate Mind: Structure and Content, concerns the fundamental architecture of the mind, addressing such question as: What capacities, processes, representations, biases, and connections are innate? How do these innate elements feed into a story about the development of our mature cognitive capacities, and which of them are shared with other members of the animal kingdom? The editors have provided an introduction giving some of the background to debates about innateness and introducing each of the subsequent essays, as well as a consolidated bibliography that will be a valuable reference resource for all those interested in this area. The volume will be of great importance to all researchers and students interested in the fundamental nature and powers of the human mind.Together, the three volumes in the series will provide the most intensive and richly cross-disciplinary investigation of nativism ever undertaken. They point the way toward a synthesis of nativist work that promises to provide a new understanding of our minds and their place in the natural order. Oxford University Press.