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How the Mind Works By Steven Pinker

How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker

Condition - Very Good
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In this follow-up to "The Language Instinct", the author extends the Darwinian cognitive approach of his previous book to the mind in general, covering its aspects from vision, memory and consciousness to humour, fear, lust and anger.

How the Mind Works Summary

How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker

Why do memories fade? Why does makeup change the look of a face? When are racial stereotypes irrational? Why do people lose their tempers? What makes children bratty? Why do fools fall in love? What makes us laugh? And why do people believe in ghosts and spirits? In HOW THE MIND WORKS, Steven Pinker explains what the mind is, where it came from, how it lets us see, think, feel, interact, and pursue higher callings such as art, religion and philosophy, as well as shedding revealing light on distinctively human quirks along the way.

About Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker is one of the world's most influential thinkers and writers on the human condition. His popular and highly praised books include The Better Angels of Our Nature, The Sense of Style, The Stuff of Thought, The Blank Slate, How the Mind Works, and The Language Instinct. The recipient of several major awards for his teaching, books, and scientific research, Pinker is Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He also writes frequently for The New York Times, the Guardian and other publications. He has been named Humanist of the Year, Prospect magazine's "The World's Top 100 Public Intellectuals," Foreign Policy's "100 Global Thinkers," and Time magazine's "The 100 Most Influential People in the World Today."

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How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker
Used - Very Good
Penguin Books Ltd
Short-listed for Rhone-Poulenc Science Books Prize 1999
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