Descartes' Baby: How the Science of Child Development Explains What Makes Us Human

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Basic Books, Apr 27, 2009 - Psychology - 288 pages
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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’"
 

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Review: Descartes' Baby: How the Science of Child Development Explains What Makes Us Human

User Review  - Skylar Lee - Goodreads

mindreaders, artifacts, anxious objects, and the moral circle most interesting. not a page turner, partially because I've heard Paul Bloom's lectures before. nature of such books, but it lacks a ... Read full review

Review: Descartes' Baby: How the Science of Child Development Explains What Makes Us Human

User Review  - Liam - Goodreads

I had already heard about a lot of the content in this book. This is probably because of its heavy crossover, in content, with the writings of Blooms mentor and fellow linguist Stephen Pinker, and ... Read full review

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Paul Bloom is Professor of Psychology at Yale University. His book How Children Learn the Meaning of Words won the Award for Excellence from the Association of American Publishers. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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