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Descartes' baby : how the science of child development explains what makes us human

Author: Paul Bloom
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2004.
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"Why is forgery worth so much less than an original work of art? What's so funny about someone slipping on a banana peel? When do children start to believe in the afterlife? Why, as Freud once asked, is a man willing to kiss a woman passionately, but not use her toothbrush? And how many times should you baptize a two-headed twin? Descartes' Baby answers the questions you may have never thought to ask about such  Read more...
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Bloom, Paul, 1963-
Descartes' baby.
New York : Basic Books, ©2004
(DLC) 2003022387
(OCoLC)53307606
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Bloom
ISBN: 9780786738991 0786738995
OCLC Number: 846492953
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 271 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Foundations --
Mindreaders --
The material realm --
Artifacts --
Anxious objects --
The social realm --
Good and evil --
The moral circle --
The body and soul emotion --
The spiritual realm --
Therefore I am --
Gods, souls, and science.
Responsibility: Paul Bloom.
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"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  Read more...

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<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/846492953#Review\/867102281<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Review<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:itemReviewed<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/846492953<\/a>> ; # Descartes\' baby : how the science of child development explains what makes us human<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:reviewBody<\/a> \"\"Why is forgery worth so much less than an original work of art? What\'s so funny about someone slipping on a banana peel? When do children start to believe in the afterlife? Why, as Freud once asked, is a man willing to kiss a woman passionately, but not use her toothbrush? And how many times should you baptize a two-headed twin? Descartes\' Baby answers the questions you may have never thought to ask about such uniquely human traits as art, humor, faith, disgust, and morality.\" \"In this account of human nature, psychologist Paul Bloom contends that people are natural-born dualists. Even babies have a rich understanding of both the physical and social worlds - of bodies and souls - and they come to see them as distinct. The expect objects to obey principles of physics, and they are startled when things disappear or defy gravity. They can read the emotions of adults and respond with their own feelings of anger, sympathy and joy. Adults too experience this dualist perspective: We see another person as both \"a machine made of meat\" and as a precious individual with dreams and desires. Using his own studies in developmental psychology and recent research in philosophy of evolutionary biology, art, theology, and neuroscience, Bloom shows how this way of making sense of reality can explain what makes us human. the myriad ways that our dualist perspective, born in infancy, undergoes development throughout our lives and profoundly influences our thoughts, feelings, and actions is the focus of this richly rewarding book.\"--Jacket.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

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