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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. Steven Arthur Pinker was born on September 18, 1954 in Canada. vis mere He is an experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, linguist, and author. He is a psychology professor at Harvard University. He is the author of several non-fiction books including The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, Words and Rules, The Blank Slate, The Stuff of Thought, and The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. His research in cognitive psychology has won the Early Career Award in 1984 and Boyd McCandless Award in 1986 from the American Psychological Association, the Troland Research Award in 1993 from the National Academy of Sciences, the Henry Dale Prize in 2004 from the Royal Institution of Great Britain, and the George Miller Prize in 2010 from the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. He was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, in 1998 and in 2003. In 2006, he received the American Humanist Association's Humanist of the Year award for his contributions to public understanding of human evolution. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Værker af Steven Pinker

How the Mind Works (1997) 4,673 eksemplarer
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004 (2004) — Redaktør — 288 eksemplarer
Hotheads (2005) 70 eksemplarer

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The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Bidragyder — 789 eksemplarer
The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver731 eksemplarer
Darwin (Norton Critical Edition) (1970) — Bidragyder — 642 eksemplarer
The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do (1998) — Forord, nogle udgaver543 eksemplarer
Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books (2011) — Bidragyder — 372 eksemplarer
The New Humanists: Science at the Edge (2003) — Bidragyder — 230 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 2010 (2010) — Bidragyder — 225 eksemplarer
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Bidragyder — 223 eksemplarer
The Best American Science Writing 2010 (2010) — Bidragyder — 101 eksemplarer
Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Gender (2006) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver55 eksemplarer
Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame (2012) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer

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Read the first, and last two chapters. The rest is filler. Text also contains a some amount of cherry-picked data which didn't age well
atrillox | 6 andre anmeldelser | Nov 27, 2023 |
I love and loathe this book all at once. It speaks very powerfully to much of what I feel, and then sometimes seems to get things so staggeringly, simplistically wrong that I want to shout my opinions in the town square.

It will be a while before I can write an even-handed review on this one.
therebelprince | 51 andre anmeldelser | Oct 24, 2023 |
Authors feels that the blank slate, noble savage and ghost in the machine are inaccurate views of human nature and that further research on human nature and acceptance of the results of the research is important.
ritaer | 53 andre anmeldelser | Oct 3, 2023 |
Nope. Just nope. I liked what Pinker was doing, but too much repetition of the same point.
michelleannlib | 51 andre anmeldelser | Aug 12, 2023 |



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