How the Science of Child Development Explains What Makes Us Human
By (author) Paul Bloom
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Descartes' Baby by Paul Bloom
Book DescriptionAll humans see the world in two fundamentally different ways: even babies have a rich understanding of both the physical and social worlds. They expect objects to obey principles of physics, and they're startled when things disappear or defy gravity. Yet they can also read emotions and respond with anger, sympathy, and joy.In Descartes' Baby, Bloom draws on a wealth of scientific discoveries to show how these two ways of knowing give rise to such uniquely human traits as humor, disgust, religion, art, and morality. How our dualist perspective, developed throughout our lives, profoundly influences our thoughts, feelings, and actions is the subject of this richly rewarding book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465007868
(203mm x 127mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paul Bloom
Against Empathy, Hardback (February 2017)
We think of empathy as the ultimate source of all good behaviour. But while it inspires care and protection in personal relationships, it has the opposite effect in the wider world. The author demonstrates with experiments, and case studies, that when faced with moral decisions, we must choose reason and compassion, not empathy, as our guides.
How Pleasure Works, Paperback (September 2011)
"Engaging, evocative... [Bloom] is a supple, clear writer, and his parade of counterintuitive claims about pleasure is beguiling."-NPR
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Author Biography - Paul Bloom
Paul Bloom is Professor of Psychology at Yale University. His book How Children Learn the Meaning of Words won the Award for Excellence from the Association of American Publishers. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
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