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On being human : why mind matters / Jerome Kagan.

Kagan, Jerome, author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood 150.1 KAG (Text) 36626103733952 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Monon Town and Township Public Library - Monon 150.1 KAG (Text) 36825000841039 Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 0300217366
  • ISBN: 9780300217360
  • Physical Description: xiv, 301 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-283) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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 feedings -- Does a moral person behave morally?
Summary, etc.: "Kagan 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."
Subject: Psychology > Philosophy.

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