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The philosophical baby : what children's minds tell us about truth, love, and the meaning of life

Author: Alison Gopnik
Publisher: New York : Picador, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2010] ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A revelatory examination of how babies and young children think draws on new scientific understandings to identify links between key behaviors and subsequent abilities, explaining how the latest findings offer profound insight into the nature of being human.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Gopnik
ISBN: 9780312429843 0312429843
OCLC Number: 475447757
Description: x, 288 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Possible worlds : why do children pretend? --
Imaginary companions : how does fiction tell the truth? --
Escaping Plato's cave : how children, scientists, and computers discover the truth --
What is it like to be a baby? : consciousness and attention --
Who am I? : memory, self, and the babbling stream --
Heraclitus' River and the Romanian orphans : how does our early life shape our later life? --
Learning to love : attachment and identity --
Love and law : the origins of morality --
Babies and the meaning of life.
Responsibility: Alison Gopnik.

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A revelatory examination of how babies and young children think draws on new scientific understandings to identify links between key behaviors and subsequent abilities, explaining how the latest findings offer profound insight into the nature of being human.

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