Descartes' Baby : How the Science of Child Development Explains What Makes Us Human

Description

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 humour, 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.

Details

Author(s)
Paul Bloom
Format
Paperback | 288 pages
Dimensions
127 x 203 x 19.05mm | 303.91g
Publication date
01 May 2005
Publisher
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Imprint
BASIC BOOKS
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0465007864
ISBN13
9780465007868
Bestsellers rank
778,741