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Lessons from an Optical Illusion

On Nature and Nurture, Knowledge and Values

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PAPERBACK

$38.50 • £30.95 • €34.50

ISBN 9780674525412

Publication Date: 03/25/1997

Short

288 pages

5-5/8 x 8-3/4 inches

16 halftones, 11 line illustrations

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  • Part One
    • 1. The State of the Art
    • 2. The Divide-and-Conquer Strategy
    • 3. Constructing Experience
    • 4. Thoughts and Things
    • 5. How Babies Think Things Over
    • 6. How Quickly They Grow Up
    • 7. Feelings and Things
  • Part Two
    • 8. The Anthropic Principle
    • 9. The Facts of Life
    • 10. The Perceptive Brain
    • 11. The Plastic Brain
    • 12. Even Robots Need Values
    • 13. But How Can You Be Sure of That?
    • 14. Breaking Down Old Distinctions
  • Part Three
    • 15. Everything Is Relative?
    • 16. Inventing Right and Wrong
    • 17. The Prisoner’s Dilemma
    • 18. Natural Law, Nurtural Law
    • 19. Lessons from an Optical Illusion
    • 20. Nurturing Improving upon Nature
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Honorable Mention, 1995 Association of American Publishers Professional/Scholarly Publishing Award, Psychology Category
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