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On Being Human : Why Mind Matters (Hardcover) (Jerome Kagan)
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In this thought-provoking book, psychologist Jerome Kagan urges readers to sally forth from their usual comfort zones. He ponders a series of important nodes of debate while challenging us to examine what we know and ask why we know it. Kagan aims to reinvigorate interest in thought, feelings, and emotions as distinct from their biological and genetic bases. In separate chapters he deals with the meaning of words, kinds of knowing, the powerful influence of social class, the functions of education, emotion, morality, and other issues. And without fail he sheds light on these ideas while remaining honest to their complexity. Thoughtful and eloquent, Kagan’s On Being Human places him firmly in the tradition of Renaissance essayist Michel de Montaigne, whose appealing blend of intellectual insight, personal storytelling, and careful judgment has attracted readers for centuries.
Number of Pages: 301
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Jerome Kagan
Street Date: March 22, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-4295
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