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Just babies : the origins of good and evil / Paul Bloom.

Bloom, Paul, 1963- (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780307886842 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0307886840 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780307886859 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0307886859 (pbk.)
  • Description: 273 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Crown, [2013]

Available copies

  • 11 of 11 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Gloucester. (Show all copies)

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0 current holds with 11 total copies.

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Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 155.41825/Bloom (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction BJ 45 .B56 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
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Gordon College Stack Level 1 BJ 45 .B56 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: The moral life of babies -- Empathy and compassion -- Fairness, status, and punishment -- Others -- Bodies -- Family matters -- How to be good.
Summary: "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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Ethics > Psychological aspects.
Good and evil.
Child development.

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