All 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 sh...
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Basic Books; Export Ed edition (April 27, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 672582
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In his very interesting book, titled "Descartes' Baby: How the Science of Child Development Explains What Makes Us Human", Yale University Professor of Psychology Paul Bloom attempts, with considerable success, to explore how the basic evolutionary e...
e 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.