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Beyond Human Nature: How Culture and Experience Shape the Human Mind

Jesse J. Prinz
Item #: D50422
Format: Cloth
Pages/Publication Date: 402 / 2012
Publisher: Norton
ISBN: 9780393061758
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In this era of genome projects and brain scans, it is all too easy to overestimate the role of biology in human psychology. But in this passionate corrective to the idea that DNA is destiny, Jesse Prinz argues that nurture can supplant nature, allowing our minds to be influenced by experience and culture. Drawing on cutting-edge research in neuroscience, psychology, and anthropology, Prinz shatters the myth of human uniformity and reveals how our differing cultures and life experiences make each of us unique.

"From start to finish this book is a fine, balanced, enormously learned and informative blast on the trumpet of common sense and humane understanding."—New Statesman


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