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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 pbk. edView all editions and formats
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As Nisbett shows in The Geography of Thought, people think about -- and even see -- the world differently because of differing ecologies, social structures, philosophies, and educational systems that date back to ancient Greece and China. --from publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E Nisbett
ISBN: 0743255356 9780743255356
OCLC Number: 55053743
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: ©2003.
Description: xxiii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The syllogism and the Tao --
The social origins of mind --
Living together vs. going it alone --
"Eyes in back of your head" or "Keep your eye on the ball"? --
"The bad seed" or "The other boys made him do it"? --
Is the world made up of nouns or verbs? --
"Ce n'est pas logique" or "You've got a point there"? --
And if the nature of thought is not everywhere the same? --
The end of psychology or the clash of mentalities?
Responsibility: Richard E. Nisbett.

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