The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature (Google eBook)
This New York Times bestseller is an exciting and fearless investigation of language
Bestselling author Steven Pinker possesses that rare combination of scientific aptitude and verbal eloquence that enables him to provide lucid explanations of deep and powerful ideas. His previous books?including the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Blank Slate?have catapulted him into the limelight as one of today?s most important popular science writers. In The Stuff of Thought, Pinker presents a fascinating look at how our words explain our nature. Considering scientific questions with examples from everyday life, The Stuff of Thought is a brilliantly crafted and highly readable work that will appeal to fans of everything from The Selfish Gene and Blink to Eats, Shoots & Leaves.
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Review: The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human NatureUser Review - Patrick Kijek - Goodreads
I picked this one up again: I read it a few years ago, and Pinker's syntax and thesaurus for pop culture both need to be commended. In fact, others have already said so in similar sounds. What you ... Read full review
Review: The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human NatureUser Review - Goodreads
Pinker is fascinating (as always) and the book chalk full of thrilling anecdotes about human language. HOWEVER, and it's a big however, there's no actual thesis or argument in the whole book. Pinker ...
THOUGHTS ABOUT MOVING AND CHANGING
THOUGHTS ABOUT HAVING KNOWING AND HELPING
THOUGHTS ABOUT ACTING INTENDING AND CAUSING
SMART SPEAKERS OR SMART LANGUAGE?
A LANGUAGE OF THOUGHT?
OUR COGNITIVE QUIRKS
THOUGHTS ABOUT SUBSTANCE
THOUGHTS ABOUT SPACE
THOUGHTS ABOUT TIME
THOUGHTS ABOUT CAUSALITY
PURE AND APPLIED
KILLJOYS AND MESSIAHS
THE MESSIAH OF METAPHOR
BENEATH THE METAPHOR
THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY
FIVE WAYS TO CUSS
SWEARING CON AND PRO
TÊTE À TÊTE
THE LOGIC OF POLITENESS
VAGUENESS DENIABILITY AND OTHER STRATEGIES OF CONFLICT
THOUGHTS ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS
THE LOGIC OF NOTSOPLAUSIBLE DENIAL
THE PARADOX OF RATIONAL IGNORANCE
1 WORDS AND WORLDS
2 DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
3 FIFTY THOUSAND INNATE CONCEPTS AND OTHER RADICAL THEORIES OF LANGUAGE AND THOUGHT
4 CLEAVING THE AIR
5 THE METAPHOR METAPHOR
6 WHATS IN A NAME?
7 THE SEVEN WORDS YOU CANT SAY ON TELEVISION
8 GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
9 ESCAPING THE CAVE