Paul Bloom

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Paul Bloom 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 morality, religion, fiction, and art. He has published more than a hundred scientific articles in journals such as Science and Nature, and his popular writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Slate, Natural History, and many other publications. He has won numerous awards for his research and teaching. His newest book--Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil--is coming out in November. Paul Bloom lives in New Haven with his wife and two sons.

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How Pleasure Works: The New...

3.72 avg rating — 2,912 ratings — published 2010 — 25 editions
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Just Babies: The Origins of...

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Against Empathy: The Case f...

3.60 avg rating — 1,916 ratings — published 2016 — 18 editions
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Descartes' Baby: How the Sc...

3.94 avg rating — 229 ratings — published 2004 — 10 editions
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How Children Learn the Mean...

3.95 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 2000 — 6 editions
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One Day University Best Lec...

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Language and Space

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Language Acquisition: Core ...

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Rules in the Library

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Rules on the Bus

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Just Babies by Paul Bloom
"A terrific book that unfortunately couldn't live up to its incredibly disturbing cover and title but that's okay. The only thing I didn't like were the blanket assumptions about liberals are like this and conservatives are like that. Many liberals..." Read more of this review »
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“Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.”
Paul Bloom, How Pleasure Works: Why we like what we like

“the egalitarian lifestyles of hunter-gatherers exist because the individuals care a lot about status. Individuals in these societies end up roughly equal because everyone is struggling to ensure that nobody gets too much power over him or her. This is invisible-hand egalitarianism.”
Paul Bloom, Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil

“And it isn’t a mistake in taste, like believing that the Matrix sequels were as good as the original.”
Paul Bloom, Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil

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