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Beyond human nature : how culture and experience shape the human mind

Author: Jesse J Prinz
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A cognitive scientist describes how the influence of experience and culture can override DNA in an attempt to shatter the myth that illness and addiction are unavoidable as dictated by genetic composition.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesse J Prinz
ISBN: 9780393061758 0393061752
OCLC Number: 601108239
Description: xii, 401 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The nature-nurture debate --
Where do traits come from? : Putting the genome back in the bottle ; Get smart --
Where does knowledge come from? : What babies know ; Sensible ideas --
Where does language come from? : The gift of the gab ; Words and worlds --
Where does thinking come from? : The Tao of thought ; Gender and geometry --
Where do feelings come from? : Fear and loathing in Micronesia ; Gladness and madness --
Where do values come from? : Coping with cannibalism ; In bed with Darwin.
Responsibility: Jesse J. Prinz.

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A cognitive scientist describes how the influence of experience and culture can override DNA in an attempt to shatter the myth that illness and addiction are unavoidable as dictated by genetic composition.

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