skip to content
On being human : why mind matters Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

On being human : why mind matters

Author: Jerome Kagan
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Kagan ponders a series of important nodes of debate while challenging us to examine what we know and why we know it. Most critically he presents an elegant argument for functions of mind that cannot be replaced with sentences about brains while acknowledging that mind emerges from brain activity. He relies on the evidence to argue that thoughts and emotions are distinct from their biological and genetic bases. In  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome Kagan
ISBN: 9780300217360 0300217366
OCLC Number: 920017510
Description: xiv, 301 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Schemata and words --
What does it mean to know? --
Settings matter --
Status gradients --
Hyping genes --
Can brain explain mind? --
The family's contribution --
On spruce trees and cats --
What is education for? --
Expectations --
The force of feelings --
Does a moral person behave morally?
Responsibility: Jerome Kagan.

Abstract:

A revered psychologist invites us to re-examine our thinking about controversial contemporary issues, from the genetic basis for behaviors to the functions of education  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Kagan is a master prose artisan... Frankly, this book is quite amazing-James Joyce with logic and rigor, or perhaps a twenty-first century version of Montaigne. Reading this book is a rich learning Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(2)

User lists with this item (7)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/920017510> # On being human : why mind matters
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "920017510" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ctu> ;
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/150.1/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2945696202#Topic/philosophy_of_mind> ; # Philosophy of mind
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/BF38> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2945696202#Topic/psychology_philosophy> ; # Psychology--Philosophy
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2945696202#Person/kagan_jerome> ; # Jerome Kagan
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2016" ;
    schema:datePublished "2016" ;
    schema:description "Schemata and words -- What does it mean to know? -- Settings matter -- Status gradients -- Hyping genes -- Can brain explain mind? -- The family's contribution -- On spruce trees and cats -- What is education for? -- Expectations -- The force of feelings -- Does a moral person behave morally?"@en ;
    schema:description ""Kagan ponders a series of important nodes of debate while challenging us to examine what we know and why we know it. Most critically he presents an elegant argument for functions of mind that cannot be replaced with sentences about brains while acknowledging that mind emerges from brain activity. He relies on the evidence to argue that thoughts and emotions are 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." -- Publisher's description."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2945696202> ;
    schema:genre "Essays"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "On being human : why mind matters"@en ;
    schema:productID "920017510" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780300217360> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/920017510> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2945696202#Person/kagan_jerome> # Jerome Kagan
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Kagan" ;
    schema:givenName "Jerome" ;
    schema:name "Jerome Kagan" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2945696202#Topic/philosophy_of_mind> # Philosophy of mind
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Philosophy of mind"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2945696202#Topic/psychology_philosophy> # Psychology--Philosophy
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Psychology--Philosophy"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780300217360>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0300217366" ;
    schema:isbn "9780300217360" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.