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Author Gopnik, Alison.

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

Imprint New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    155.413 GOP    On Holdshelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 288 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-272) and index.
Contents Possible worlds : why do children pretend? -- Imaginary companions : how does fiction tell the truth? -- Escaping Plato's cave : how children, scientists, and computers discover the truth -- What is it like to be a baby? : consciousness and attention -- Who am I? : memory, self, and the babbling stream -- Heraclitus' River and the Romanian orphans : how does our early life shape our later life? -- Learning to love : attachment and identity -- Love and law : the origins of morality -- Babies and the meaning of life.
Subject Cognition in children.
Human information processing in children.
Perception in children.
ISBN 9780374231965 (hardcover : alk. paper) : $25.00
0374231966 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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