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

Author: Richard E Nisbett
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2004, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Free Press trade paperback edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: [Études comparatives]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E Nisbett
ISBN: 0743216466 0743255356 9780743255356 9780743216463
OCLC Number: 1066044211
Description: xxiii, 263 p.
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. dialectic 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.
Other Titles: How Asians and Westerners think differently -- and why
Responsibility: Richard E. Nisbett.

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