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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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