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Paul Bloom is a Canadian American psychologist. He is the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale University. His research explores how children and adults understand the physical and social world, with special focus on language, morality, religion, fiction, and art.
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Fifth Business
by Robertson Davies (Dec 31, 2000)
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Ramsay is a man twice born, a man who has returned from the hell of the battle-grave at Passchendaele in World War I decorated with the Victoria Cross and destined to be caught in a no man's land where memory, history, and myth collide. As Ramsay tells his story, it begins to seem that from boyhood, he has exerted a perhaps mystical, perhaps pernic...
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Not Born Yesterday
The Science of Who We Trust and What We Believe
by Hugo Mercier (Jan 27, 2020)
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Why people are not as gullible as we thinkNot Born Yesterday explains how we decide who we can trust and what we should believe--and argues that we're pretty good at making these decisions. In this lively and provocative book, Hugo Mercier demonstrates how virtually all attempts at mass persuasion--whether by religious leaders, politicians, or adve...
Alchemy
The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life
by Rory Sutherland (May 06, 2019)
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Possessed
Why We Want More Than We Need
by Bruce Hood (Sep 02, 2019)
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Tags: businessmotivationalmanagementleadershippersonal-financehealthpsychologymedical
Ownership is on most people's lips these days, or at least the lack of ownership. Everywhere people seem to be fighting over what is theirs. They want to take back their property, their lands, their liberty, their bodies, their identity, and their right to do what they want. These demands are quite remarkable when you consider that ownership is not...
Down Girl
The Logic of Misogyny
by Kate Manne (Feb 28, 2019)
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Misogyny is a hot topic, yet it's often misunderstood. What is misogyny, exactly? Who deserves to be called a misogynist? How does misogyny contrast with sexism, and why is it prone to persist - or increase - even when sexist gender roles are waning? This book is an exploration of misogyny in public life and politics by the moral philosopher and wr...