Paul Bloom (psychologist)  

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St. Augustine was greatly influenced by Cicero’s vivid image of Etruscan piratestorture of prisoners by strapping a corpse to them face to face.” --Descartes’ Baby (2004) by Paul Bloom

"... before they can speak or walk or control their bowels, babies see the world as containing both physical things, which are governed by principles such as solidity and gravity, and immaterial minds, which are driven by emotions and goals. Babies are natural-born dualists." --Descartes’ Baby (2004) by Paul Bloom

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Paul Bloom (born December 24, 1963) 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.

See also

Bloom, P. 2004. Descartes’ Baby: How the Science of Child Development Explains What Makes Us Human. New York: Basic Books.

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