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Descartes' Baby

Descartes' Baby

How the Science of Child Development Explains What Makes Us Human

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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Genre: Nonfiction / Psychology

On Sale: April 27th 2005

Price: $19.99 / $25.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 288

ISBN-13: 9780465007868

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