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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Pinker moves from How the Mind Works to how human nature works, offering a theory that ably blends instinct and choice. ... 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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