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Reconsidering equipotentiality: agency and the directions of development COMMENTARY BY VANESSA LUX

I very much support the effort made by Valsiner to grasp Driesch’s nonmechanistic approach to development and use it for current issues in developmental sciences. Most importantly, Driesch’s approach seems to fit with the experimental data, especially for the field of epigenetics. Here, as Valsiner suggests, Driesch’s concept of equipotentiality could stimulate a more precise theoretical modeling. I am convinced that this is also the case for a number of areas in developmental neuroscience.