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Beyond human nature : how culture and experience shape the human mind / Jesse J. Prinz.

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Author/Creator:
Prinz, Jesse J.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
1st American ed. - New York, NY : W.W. Norton, 2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • xii, 401 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • The nature-nurture debate
  • Where do traits come from? Putting the genome back in the bottle ; Get smart
  • Where does knowledge come from? What babies know ; Sensible ideas
  • Where does language come from? The gift of the gab ; Words and worlds
  • Where does thinking come from? The Tao of thought ; Gender and geometry
  • Where do feelings come from? Fear and loathing in Micronesia ; Gladness and madness
  • Where do values come from? Coping with cannibalism ; In bed with Darwin.
Summary:
A cognitive scientist describes how the influence of experience and culture can override DNA in an attempt to shatter the myth that illness and addiction are unavoidable as dictated by genetic composition.
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ISBN:
9780393061758
0393061752

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