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The Stuff of Thought
The Stuff of Thought by Steven Pinker

I have found Steven Pinker's works to be uneven. His How the Mind Works is perhaps his best work, addressing consciousness largely at the perceptual level. This current book approaches the mind from a physico-linguistic standpoint, dealing with words not primarily as tags for conceptual abstractions, but rather as mental nexuses which are processed... (See the whole review)

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How the Mind Works
How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker

In this extraordinary bestseller, Steven Pinker, one of the world's leading cognitive scientists, does for the rest of the mind what he did for language in his 1994 book, "The Language Instinct". He explains what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts, and ponder the mysteries of life.... (See the whole review)

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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker

Our conceptions of human nature affect every aspect of our lives, from child-rearing to politics to morality to the arts. Yet many fear that scientific discoveries about innate patterns of thinking and feeling may be used to justify inequality, to subvert social change, and to dissolve personal responsibility. In "The Blank Slate", Steven P... (See the whole review)

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