The Philosophical Baby

August 19th, 2009

New research shows that babies are aware of much more and with much much greater intensity than we have thought.  Alison Gopnik in her new book The Philosophical Baby: What Children?s Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life explains that consciousness, counterfactual thinking and imaginative play all allow babies to explore alternative worlds and to see the world as it could be and to make plans to create that world.

The Philosophical Baby

August 19th, 2009

New research shows that babies are aware of much more and with much much greater intensity than we have thought.  Alison Gopnik in her new book The Philosophical Baby: What Children?s Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life explains that consciousness, counterfactual thinking and imaginative play all allow babies to explore alternative worlds and to see the world as it could be and to make plans to create that world.