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Cultural Scaffolding and Technological Change: A Preliminary Framework

Martin, Joseph D (2019) Cultural Scaffolding and Technological Change: A Preliminary Framework. Beyond the Meme: Development and Structures in Cultural Evolution (Minnesota Studies in Philosophy of Science), 20. pp. 425-444.

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Technology helps us to do new things, or to do old things in new ways. This, at least, is our common understanding and continual hope. Technologies, however, only become useful when guided by human means to human ends and they therefore do not add to our arsenal of abilities in an unproblematic, straightforward manner. Rather they must confront a complex and preexisting set of biological traits and cultural practices before their potentialities and consequences are clear. My goal here is to sketch an account of how technologies interact with the innate and socially supported human capacities to learn and develop, using cultural scaffolding as an interpretive tool.


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Martin, Joseph Djdmartin@gmail.com0000-0002-8591-2150
Keywords: technology; scaffolding; development; policy; education
Subjects: General Issues > Science and Policy
General Issues > Technology
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Dr. Joseph D. Martin
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2019 15:44
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2019 15:44
Item ID: 16319
Journal or Publication Title: Beyond the Meme: Development and Structures in Cultural Evolution (Minnesota Studies in Philosophy of Science)
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Subjects: General Issues > Science and Policy
General Issues > Technology
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 2019
Page Range: pp. 425-444
Volume: 20
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16319

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