The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window Into Human Nature

The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window Into Human Nature

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By (author) Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker

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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Format: Paperback | 499 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 211mm x 30mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143114247
  • ISBN 13: 9780143114246
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 63,038

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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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Steven Pinker is the Harvard College Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and the winner of many awards for his research, teaching, and books, he has been named one of "Time's" 100 Most Influential People in the World Today and "Foreign Policy's" 100 Global Thinkers.

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Pinker is a star, and the world of science is lucky to have him. Richard Dawkins