Bloom, Paul

Paul Bloom (born December 24, 1963) is the Canadian American Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale University. His research explores how children and adults understand the physical and social world, with special focus on language, morality, religion, fiction, and art.


Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion.
Bloom, Paul (2016)

Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil
Bloom, Paul (2013)
The Crown Publishing Group

How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like
Bloom, Paul (2010)
New York: W. W. Norton & Co.

Descartes’ baby: How the science of child development explains what makes us human
Bloom, Paul (2004)
New York: Basic Books

How children learn the meanings of words
Bloom, Paul (2000)
Cambridge, MA. MIT Press

Language, logic, and concepts: Essays in honor of John Macnamara
Jackendoff, R.; Bloom, P.; & Wynn, K. (1999)
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Language and space
Bloom, Paul; Peterson, M.; Nadel, L.; & Garrett, M. (1996)
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Language acquisition: Core readings
Bloom, Paul (1994)
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press