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

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

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Just babies : the origins of good and evil
Title
Just babies
Title remainder
the origins of good and evil
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Paul Bloom
Title variation
Origins of good and evil
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A leading cognitive scientist argues that a deep sense of good and evil is bred in the bone. From Sigmund Freud to Lawrence Kohlberg, psychologists have long believed that we begin life as amoral animals. After all, isn't it the parents' role to turn babies 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 his Yale lab, 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 strong moral feelings toward those in our own group--same family, same race--are offset by ingrained dislike, even hatred, of those in different groups. Put more simply, we are natural-born bigots. Vivid and intellectually probing, Just Babies argues that through intelligence and creativity 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"--
  • "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."--
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1963-
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Bloom, Paul
Dewey number
155.4/1825
Index
no index present
LC call number
BJ45
LC item number
.B56 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Ethics
  • Good and evil
  • Values
  • Child development
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Just babies : the origins of good and evil, Paul Bloom
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The moral life of babies -- Empathy and compassion -- Fairness, status, and punishment -- Others -- Bodies -- Family matters -- How to be good
Control code
ocn828484158
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
273 p.
Isbn
9780307886842
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013012697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)828484158
Label
Just babies : the origins of good and evil, Paul Bloom
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The moral life of babies -- Empathy and compassion -- Fairness, status, and punishment -- Others -- Bodies -- Family matters -- How to be good
Control code
ocn828484158
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
273 p.
Isbn
9780307886842
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013012697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)828484158

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