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The open mind : Cold War politics and the sciences of human nature

Author: Jamie Nace Cohen-Cole
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Open Mind chronicles the development and promulgation of a scientific vision of the rational, creative, and autonomous self, demonstrating how this self became a defining feature of Cold War culture. Jamie Cohen-Cole illustrates how from 1945 to 1965 policy makers and social critics used the idea of an open-minded human nature to advance centrist politics. They reshaped intellectual culture and instigated  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jamie Nace Cohen-Cole
ISBN: 9780226092164 022609216X
OCLC Number: 845085700
Description: 397 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Democratic minds for a complex society --
The creative American --
Interdisciplinarity as a virtue --
The academy as model of America --
Scientists as the model of human nature --
Instituting cognitive science --
Cognitive theory and the making of liberal Americans --
A fractured politics of human nature --
Conclusion: the history of the open mind.
Responsibility: Jamie Cohen-Cole.
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