Sunday, October 11, 2009
Stephen Colbert interviews Alison Gopnik, who was flogging her new book, The Philosophical Baby: What Children's Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life. Her thesis will be no surprise to anyone reading this blog: Babies are active learners and have a moral sense very early. She presents it well and stands up to Colbert well. I haven 't read any of her books, but I think I will. The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind looks interesting.