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The Resource The philosophical baby : what children's minds tell us about truth, love, and the meaning of life, Alison Gopnik

The philosophical baby : what children's minds tell us about truth, love, and the meaning of life, Alison Gopnik

Label
The philosophical baby : what children's minds tell us about truth, love, and the meaning of life
Title
The philosophical baby
Title remainder
what children's minds tell us about truth, love, and the meaning of life
Statement of responsibility
Alison Gopnik
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A revelatory examination of how babies and young children think draws on new scientific understandings to identify links between key behaviors and subsequent abilities, explaining how the latest findings offer profound insight into the nature of being human
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gopnik, Alison
Dewey number
155.4/13
Index
index present
LC call number
BF723.C5
LC item number
G675 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2009 I-792
  • WS 105.5.C7
NLM item number
G659p 2009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognition in children
  • Human information processing in children
  • Perception in children
Label
The philosophical baby : what children's minds tell us about truth, love, and the meaning of life, Alison Gopnik
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-272) and index
Contents
Introduction -- How children change the world -- How childhood changes the world -- A Road map -- 1. Possible worlds : why do children pretend? -- The power of counterfactuals -- Counterfactuals in children : planning the future -- Reconstructing the past -- Imagining the possible -- Imagination and causation -- Children and causation -- Causes and possibilities -- Maps and blueprints -- Causal maps -- Detecting blickets -- 2. Imaginary companions : how does fiction tell the truth? -- Dunzer and Charlie Ravioli -- Normal weirdness -- Making a map of the mind -- Imaginary companions and psychological knowledge -- Autism, causation, and imagination -- Maps and fictions -- Why minds and things are different -- Soul engineers -- The work of play -- 3. Escaping Plato's cave : how children, scientists, and computers discover the truth -- Observation : baby statistics -- Experimentation : making things happen -- Demonstration : watching mom's experiments -- Understanding minds -- 4. What is it like to be a baby? Consciousness and attention -- External attention -- Internal attention -- Baby attention -- Young children and attention -- What is it like to be a baby? -- Travel and meditation -- 5. Who am I? Memory, self, and the babbling stream -- Consciousness and memory -- Children and memory -- Knowing how you know -- Constructing myself -- Children and the future -- The stream of consciousness -- Living in the moment -- Internal consciousness, free association, hypnagogic thought, and insight meditation -- Why does consciousness change? -- A map of myself : constructing consciousness -- 6. Heraclitus' River and the Romanian orphans : how does our early life shape our later life? -- Life cycles -- The paradox of inheritance -- How babies raise their parents -- 7. Learning to love : attachment and identity -- Theories of love -- Beyond mothers : social monogamy and allomothering -- Life's weather -- The child inside -- 8. Love and law : the origins of morality -- Imitation and empathy -- Anger and vengeance -- Beyond empathy -- Psychopaths -- Trolleyology -- Not like me -- Widening the circle -- Following the rules -- Baby rules -- Doing it on purpose -- Rules as causes -- The perils of rules -- The wisdom of Huck Finn -- 9. Babies and the meaning of life -- Awe -- Magic -- Love -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocn263984935
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 288 p.
Isbn
9780374231965
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008049226
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o263984935
  • (OCoLC)263984935
Label
The philosophical baby : what children's minds tell us about truth, love, and the meaning of life, Alison Gopnik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-272) and index
Contents
Introduction -- How children change the world -- How childhood changes the world -- A Road map -- 1. Possible worlds : why do children pretend? -- The power of counterfactuals -- Counterfactuals in children : planning the future -- Reconstructing the past -- Imagining the possible -- Imagination and causation -- Children and causation -- Causes and possibilities -- Maps and blueprints -- Causal maps -- Detecting blickets -- 2. Imaginary companions : how does fiction tell the truth? -- Dunzer and Charlie Ravioli -- Normal weirdness -- Making a map of the mind -- Imaginary companions and psychological knowledge -- Autism, causation, and imagination -- Maps and fictions -- Why minds and things are different -- Soul engineers -- The work of play -- 3. Escaping Plato's cave : how children, scientists, and computers discover the truth -- Observation : baby statistics -- Experimentation : making things happen -- Demonstration : watching mom's experiments -- Understanding minds -- 4. What is it like to be a baby? Consciousness and attention -- External attention -- Internal attention -- Baby attention -- Young children and attention -- What is it like to be a baby? -- Travel and meditation -- 5. Who am I? Memory, self, and the babbling stream -- Consciousness and memory -- Children and memory -- Knowing how you know -- Constructing myself -- Children and the future -- The stream of consciousness -- Living in the moment -- Internal consciousness, free association, hypnagogic thought, and insight meditation -- Why does consciousness change? -- A map of myself : constructing consciousness -- 6. Heraclitus' River and the Romanian orphans : how does our early life shape our later life? -- Life cycles -- The paradox of inheritance -- How babies raise their parents -- 7. Learning to love : attachment and identity -- Theories of love -- Beyond mothers : social monogamy and allomothering -- Life's weather -- The child inside -- 8. Love and law : the origins of morality -- Imitation and empathy -- Anger and vengeance -- Beyond empathy -- Psychopaths -- Trolleyology -- Not like me -- Widening the circle -- Following the rules -- Baby rules -- Doing it on purpose -- Rules as causes -- The perils of rules -- The wisdom of Huck Finn -- 9. Babies and the meaning of life -- Awe -- Magic -- Love -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocn263984935
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 288 p.
Isbn
9780374231965
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008049226
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o263984935
  • (OCoLC)263984935

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