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Prinz, Jesse J
Beyond human nature : how culture and experience shape the human mind / Jesse J. Prinz
Alternate Title How culture and experience shape the human mind
1st American ed
New York, NY : W.W. Norton, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  BF161 .P745 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Mind and body
Thought and thinking
Physical Description xii, 401 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-387) 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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