Introducing the Basics

Jean Piaget

What did Piaget think about the nature/nurture debate?

There is an age-old debate, dating back to the earliest Greek philosophers, of whether knowledge is innate—that is we are born with it—or whether it is learned through experience. Piaget’s solution to this ancient dilemma was to propose that knowledge is both innate and learned. What we know is learned and how we know is based on innate capacities.


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