The Philosophical Baby | Quote 01743

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The drive to experiment seems to be innate…What are built in are techniques for discovering all the things that aren’t built in. Experimentation, in children or in scientists, provides us with a continuous series of shocks, little unexpected confrontations with nature.…When we actively experiment on the world, we are really and truly interacting with a real world outside ourselves, and we can’t tell beforehand what lessons that real world will teach.

Quote ID: 01743


Alison Gopnik


The Philosophical Baby

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