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The Geography of thought: how Asians and Westerners think differently... and why

Author: Nisbett, Richard E. Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2005.Language: EnglishDescription: 263 p. : Ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781857883534Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print BF311 .N57 2005
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The Geography of Thought How Asians and Westerners Think Differently ... and Why Contents Acknowledgments / ix Introduction / xiii 1 The Syllogism and the Tao Philosophy, Science, and Society in Ancient Greece and China / 1 2 The Social Origins of Mind Economics, Social Practices, and Thought / 29 3 Living Together vs. Going It Alone Social Life and Sense of Self in the Modern East and West / 47 4 "Eyes in Back of Your Head" or "Keep Your Eye on the Ball"? Envisioning the World 79 5 "The Bad Seed" or "The Other Boys Made Him Do It'? Causal Attribution and Causal Modeling East and West / 111 6 Is the World Made Up of Nouns or Verbs? Categories and Rules vs. Relationships and Similarities 137 7 "Ce N'est Pas Logique" or "You've Got a Point There"? Logic and the Law of Noncontradiction vs. Dialectics and the Middle Way / 165 8 And If the Nature of Thought Is Not Everywhere the Same? Implications for Psychology, Philosophy, Education, and Everyday Life 191 Epilogue The End of Psychology or the Clash of Mentalities? The Longevity of Differences 219 Notes / 231 References 241 Index l 253

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