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Emotional Mind The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition
ISBN: HB: 9780674980556, Harvard University Press, April 2019
448 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 3 illus., 1 table
Many accounts of the human mind concentrate on the brain's computational power. Yet, in evolutionary terms, rational cognition emerged only the day before yesterday. For nearly 200 million years before humans developed a capacity to reason, the emoti...
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£21,95
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Thinking Off Your Feet How Empirical Psychology Vindicates Armchair Philosophy
ISBN: HB: 9780674986527, Harvard University Press, December 2018
360 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 10 illus.
Many philosophers believe they can gain knowledge about the world from the comfort of their armchairs, simply by reflecting on the nature of things. But how can the mind arrive at substantive knowledge of the world without seeking its input? Michael...
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Becoming Human A Theory of Ontogeny
ISBN: HB: 9780674980853, Harvard University Press, December 2018
392 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 24 illus., 1 table
A radical reconsideration of how we develop the qualities that make us human, based on decades of cutting-edge experimental work by the former director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Virtually all theories of how humans h...
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Cognitive Gadgets The Cultural Evolution of Thinking
ISBN: HB: 9780674980150, Harvard University Press, May 2018
264 pp., 20.9x13.4 cm, 1 halftone, 15 line illus.
How did human minds become so different from those of other animals? What accounts for our capacity to understand the way the physical world works, to think ourselves into the minds of others, to gossip, read, tell stories about the past, and imagine...
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Hungry Mind The Origins of Curiosity in Childhood
ISBN: PB: 9780674984110, ISBN: HB: 9780674736757, Harvard University Press, February 2018
232 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm
Despite American education's recent mania for standardized tests, testing misses what really matters about learning: the desire to learn in the first place. Curiosity is vital, but it remains a surprisingly understudied characteristic. "The Hungry Mi...
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£26,95
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Enigma of Reason
ISBN: HB: 9780674368309, Harvard University Press, July 2017
408 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 10 halftones, 7 line illus., 2 tables
Reason, we are told, is what makes us human, the source of our knowledge and wisdom. If reason is so useful, why didn't it also evolve in other animals? If reason is that reliable, why do we produce so much thoroughly reasoned nonsense? In their grou...
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£29,95
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Eros and Illness
ISBN: HB: 9780674659711, Harvard University Press, February 2017
368 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 19 halftones
Susan Sontag once described illness as "the night-side of life". When we or our loved ones fall ill, our world is thrown into darkness and disarray, our routines are interrupted, our deepest beliefs shaken. The modern regime of hyper-logical biomedic...
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Vicarious Brain, Creator of Worlds
ISBN: HB: 9780674088955, Harvard University Press, January 2017
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Groping around a familiar room in the dark, or learning to read again after a traumatic brain injury; navigating a virtual landscape through an avatar, or envisioning a scene through the eyes of a character – all of these are expressions of one funda...
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Freud In His Time and Ours
ISBN: HB: 9780674659568, Harvard University Press, November 2016
592 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 chart
Elisabeth Roudinesco offers a bold and modern reinterpretation of the iconic founder of psychoanalysis. Based on new archival sources, this is Freud's biography for the twenty-first century – a critical appraisal, at once sympathetic and impartial, o...
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Becoming Who I Am Young Men on Being Gay
ISBN: HB: 9780674971592, Harvard University Press, September 2016
336 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm
Proud, happy, grateful – gay youth describe their lives in terms that would have seemed surprising only a generation ago. Yet many adults, including parents, seem skeptical about this sea change in perceptions and attitudes. Even in an age of growing...
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