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Descartes' Baby - by Paul Bloom (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 288

Genre: Psychology

Sub-Genre: Developmental

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Basic Books

Book theme: Child

Author: Paul Bloom

Language: English

Street Date: May 1, 2005
TCIN: 77263180
UPC: 9780465007868
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-1613


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 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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