The blank slate: the modern denial of human nature

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Allen Lane, 2002 - Psychology - 509 pages
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Widely acknowledged as one of the world's leading experts on language and the workings of the mind, Pulitzer Prize finalist Pinker has undertaken the most ambitious and controversial work of his career--a brilliant reexamination of the concept of human nature.

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Human is not blank slate. The social scientists are wrong for so many years. The pure behaviors are also wrong. Skinner is wrong to assume that the human behaviors are shaped by the environment. Freud ... Read full review

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In The Blank Slate, Steven Pinker, one of the world's leading experts on language and the mind, explores the idea of human nature and its moral, emotional, and political colorings. With characteristic ... Read full review


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Steven Pinker is an authority on language and the mind. He is Peter de Florez professor of psychology in the department of brain and cognitive sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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