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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Descartes' baby: how the science of child development explains what makes us human

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In this thought-provoking book, Bloom (psychology, Yale Univ.) posits that children are natural dualists, instinctively understanding the world as divided into two categories: physical objects 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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