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Just babies : the origins of good and evil, Paul Bloom

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Just babies : the origins of good and evil
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Just babies
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the origins of good and evil
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Paul Bloom
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Language
eng
Summary
"From Sigmund Freud to Jean Piaget, psychologists have long believed that we begin life as amoral animals. After all, isn't it the role of society--and especially parents--to transform babies from little psychopaths into civilized beings who can experience empathy and shame, and override selfish impulses? In Just Babies, Paul Bloom argues that humans are in fact hardwired with a sense of morality. Drawing upon years of original research at Yale, he shows that babies and toddlers can judge the goodness and badness of others' actions; that they act to soothe those in distress; and that they feel guilt, shame, pride, and righteous anger. Yet this innate morality is tragically limited. Our natural morality extends toward those in our own group, but this is offset by ingrained dislike, even hatred, of those in different groups. Put simply, we are natural-born bigots. Vivid and intellectually probing, Just Babies argues that it's only through our uniquely human capacity for reason that we can transcend the primitive sense of morality we are born with. This erudite yet accessible book will captivate readers of Steven Pinker, Philip Zimbardo, and Robert Wright."--
Summary
A leading cognitive scientist argues that a human sense of morality is genetically innate, drawing on years of original research at Yale to challenge psychological beliefs and explain how morality is a limited behavior that is subject to a natural hatred of different groups and a species-unique capacity for reason
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10231487
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1963-
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Bloom, Paul
Dewey number
155.4/1825
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Ethics
  • Good and evil
  • Values
  • Child development
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child
  • PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
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adult
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the origins of good and evil
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Just babies : the origins of good and evil, Paul Bloom
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
2013012697
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780307886842
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013012697
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
Label
Just babies : the origins of good and evil, Paul Bloom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013012697
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780307886842
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013012697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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