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The geography of thought : how Asians and Westerners think differently, and why

Author: Richard E Nisbett
Publisher: London : Nicholas Brealey, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Professor Nisbett shows that people think differently and see the world differently because of differing ecologies, social structures, philosophies, and educational systems that date back to ancient Greece and China, and have survived into the modern world. He outlines the differences, and their significance.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E Nisbett
ISBN: 1857883535 9781857883534
OCLC Number: 57639173
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Syllogism and the Tao: Philosophy, Science, and Society in Ancient Greece and China --
2. The Social Origins of Mind: Economics, Social Practices, and Thought --
3. Living Together vs. Going It Alone: Social Life and Sense of Self in the Modern East and West --
4. "Eyes in Back of Your Head" or "Keep Your Eye on the Ball"?: Envisioning the World --
5. "The Bad Seed" or "The Other Boys Made Him Do It"?: Causal Attribution and Causal Modeling East and West --
6. Is the World Made Up of Nouns or Verbs?: Categories and Rules vs. Relationships and Similarities --
7. "Ce N'est Pas Logique" or "You've Got a Point There"?: Logic and the Law of Noncontradiction vs. Dialectics and the Middle Way --
8. And If the Nature of Thought Is Not Everywhere the Same?: Implications for Psychology, Philosophy, Education, and Everyday Life --
Epilogue: The End of Psychology or the Clash of Mentalities?: The Longevity of Differences.
Responsibility: Richard E. Nisbett.

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