The Rise of Neurogenetic Determinism

Soundings - ISSN 1362-6620
Volume 1996 Number 2

The Rise of Neurogenetic Determinism
Steven Rose pages -


Neurogenetic determinism claims to explain everything - from violence in the streets to sexual orientation - in terms of properties of the brain or genes. These claims draw on the explosion of new genetic and neuroscientific techniques, but reflect a much older reductionist fallacy. This article analyses a sequence of falsely taken reductive steps and examines their consequences for both biological and social thinking.

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Steven Rose (1996) The Rise of Neurogenetic Determinism, Soundings, 1996(2), -

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