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Descartes' Baby: How the Science of Child Development Explains What Makes Us Human
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date April 26, 2005
Pages 271
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465007868
ISBN-10 0465007864
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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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 they're startled when things disappear or defy gravity. Yet they can also read emotions and respond with anger, sympathy, and joy.In Descartes' Baby, Bloom draws on a wealth of scientific discoveries to show how these two ways of knowing give rise to such uniquely human traits as humor, disgust, religion, art, and morality. How our dualist perspective, developed throughout our lives, profoundly influences our thoughts, feelings, and actions is the subject of this richly rewarding book.


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Hardcover
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from Basic Books (April 13, 2004)
9780465007837 | details & prices | 304 pages | 6.75 × 10.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $26.00
About: A psychologist accounts for how humans learn to make sense of reality both physically and socially, two fundamentally different ways that give rise to human traits such as humor, religion, and morality.
Paperback
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from Basic Books (April 26, 2005)
9780465007868 | details & prices | 271 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.00
About: All humans see the world in two fundamentally different ways: even babies have a rich understanding of both the physical and social worlds.

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