The Geography of Thought ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Richard Nisbett

The Geography of Thought

Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publication date: January 2011
ISBN: 9781857884197
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
When Richard Nisbett showed an animated underwater scene to his American students, they zeroed in on a big fish swimming among smaller fish. Japanese subjects, on the other hand, made observations about the background environment...and the different "seeings" are a clue to profound underlying cognitive differences between Westerners and East Asians. As Professor Nisbett shows in The Geography of Thought people actually think - and even see - the world differently, because of differing ecologies, social structures, philosophies, and educational systems that date back to ancient Greece and China, and that have survived into the modern world. 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 comparison to Western modes of reasoning, East Asian thought relies far less on categories, or on formal logic; it is fundamentally dialectic, seeking a "middle way" between opposing thoughts. 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 behaviour.
Please sign in to review this product.
The Geography of Thought ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
2516 Kb
Copy From Text:
Other books by Richard Nisbett
The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently...and ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Richard Nisbett
The Geography of Thought
Richard Nisbett
Free Press, October 2010
ISBN: 9780743255356
Format: ePub
Our price: $13.99
Culture Of Honor: The Psychology Of Violence In The South ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Dov Cohen
Culture Of Honor
Dov Cohen & Richard Nisbett & Richard E Nisbett & Richard E E Nisbett
Westview Press, March 1996
ISBN: 9780813319933
Format: ePub, PDF
List Price: $25.99 Our price: $22.99