The Social Animal

The Social Animal by David Brooks


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Book Summary:

David Brooks has written an absolutely fascinating book about how we form our emotions and character. In The Social Animal, he makes the recent revolution in neuroscience understandable, and he applies it to those things we have the most trouble knowing how to teach: What is the best way to build true relationships? How do we instill imaginative thinking? How do we develop our moral intuitions?

Our Cocktail Party Statements:

Aaron: The unconscious mind has absolute power

Karin: Reason is the slave of the passions

Phil: The human mind can be pragmatic because deep down it is romantic


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