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作者 Kagan, Jerome, author
書名 On being human : why mind matters / Jerome Kagan
出版項 New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
©2016
國際標準書號 9780300217360 (hardback)
0300217366 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館  150.1 K1195 2016    在架上  -  30500101524984
 人文社會聯圖  BF38 .K228 2016    在架上    30610020503207
 人社中心  BF38 K228 2016    在架上    30560400449614
說明 xiv, 301 pages ; 25 cm
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附註 "Published with assistance from the foundation established in memory of Calvin Chapin of the Class of 1788, Yale College."--Title page verso
"Kagan ponders a series of important nodes of debate while challenging us to examine what we know and why we know it. Most critically he presents an elegant argument for functions of mind that cannot be replaced with sentences about brains while acknowledging that mind emerges from brain activity. He relies on the evidence to argue that thoughts and emotions are distinct from their biological and genetic bases. In separate chapters he deals with the meaning of words, kinds of knowing, the powerful influence of social class, the functions of education, emotion, morality, and other issues. And without fail he sheds light on these ideas while remaining honest to their complexity." -- Publisher's description
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-283) and index
Schemata and words -- What does it mean to know? -- Settings matter -- Status gradients -- Hyping genes -- Can brain explain mind? -- The family's contribution -- On spruce trees and cats -- What is education for? -- Expectations -- The force of feelings -- Does a moral person behave morally?
主題 Psychology -- Philosophy
Philosophy of mind
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