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The Geography of Thought : How Asians and Westerners Think Differently...and Why (Reprint): Nisbett, Richard E.: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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The Geography of Thought : How Asians and Westerners Think Differently...and Why (Reprint)
The Geography of Thought : How Asians and Westerners Think Differently...and Why (Reprint)
Publisher : Free Pr
Published Date : 2004/04
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780743255356

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Source: ENG
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Table of Contents
 
Acknowledgments                                    ix
Introduction                                       xiii
1 The Syllogism and the Tao
  Philosophy, Science, and Society in Ancient      1   (28)
  Greece and China
2 The Social Origins of Mind
  Economics, Social Practices, and Thought         29  (18)
3 Living Together vs. Going It Alone
  Social Life and Sense of Self in the Modern      47  (32)
  East and West
4 "Eyes in Back of Your Head" or "Keep Your Eye
on the Ball"?
  Envisioning the World                            79  (32)
5 "The Bad Seed" or "The Other Boys Made Him Do
It"?
  Causal Attribution and Causal Modeling East      111 (26)
  and West
6 Is the World Made Up of Nouns or Verbs?
  Categories and Rules vs. Relationships and       137 (28)
  Similarities
7 "Ce N'est Pas Logique" or "You've Got a Point
There"?
  Logic and the Law of Noncontradiction vs.        165 (26)
  Dialectics and the Middle Way
8 And If the Nature of Thought Is Not
Everywhere the Same?
  Implications for Psychology, Philosophy,         191 (28)
  Education, and Everyday Life
Epilogue The End of Psychology or the Clash of
Mentalities?
  The Longevity of Differences                     219 (12)
Notes                                              231 (10)
References                                         241 (12)
Index                                              253
 

A "landmark book" (Robert J. Sternberg, president of the American Psychological Association) by one of the world's preeminent psychologists that proves human behavior is not "hard-wired" but a function of culture. Everyone knows that while different cultures think about the world differently, they use the same equipment for doing their thinking. But what if everyone is wrong? "The Geography of Thought" documents Richard Nisbett's groundbreaking international research in cultural psychology and shows that people actually think about--and even see--the world differently because of differing ecologies, social structures, philosophies, and educational systems that date back to ancient Greece and China. As a result, East Asian thought is "holistic"--drawn to the perceptual field as a whole and to relations among objects and events within that field. By contrast, Westerners focus on salient objects or people, use attributes to assign them to categories, and apply rules of formal logic to understand their behavior. From feng shui to metaphysics, from comparative linguistics to economic history, a gulf separates the children of Aristotle from the descendants of Confucius. At a moment in history when the need for cross-cultural understanding and collaboration have never been more important, "The Geography of Thought" offers both a map to that gulf and a blueprint for a bridge that will span it.
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