The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement Quotes

David H. M. Brooks
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"If the study of the conscious mind highlights the importance of reason and analysis, study of the unconscious mind highlights the importance of passions and perception. If the outer mind highlights the power of the individual, the inner mind highlights the power of relationships and the invisible bonds between people."
Introduction, p. 8

"In fact, we are separated from the other animals because we have phenomenal social skills that enable us to teach, learn, sympathize, emote and build cultures, institutions, and the complex mental scaffolding of civilizations."
Introduction, p. 13

"Another researcher, James LeDoux states: 'The brain states and bodily responses are the fundamental facts of an emotion, and the conscious feelings are the frills that have added icing to the emotional cake.'"
Chap. 1, p. 33

"Reason and emotion are not separate and opposed."
Chap. 1, p. 33

"Philosophers have long argued about the process people use to understand one another."
Chap...

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