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The ABCs of Babies
Posted May 13, 2010 to photo album "The ABCs of Babies"
Babies may be universal, but the way that society and culture has viewed the little darlings has changed through history.
Slide 14: P is for Philosophical
Our understanding of babies underwent a revolution with the publication last year of Alison Gopnik’s The Philosophical Baby: What Children's Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love and the Meaning of Life.” Gopnik (shown above on The Colbert Report), is a psychology professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Writing in the Times of London, she explains that contrary to what we have previously thought, babies are “philosophically significant, fascinating and profound” and that “young children know much more than we ever believed” and that “in some ways children are brighter than adults.”