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All books  Psychology & Social Science
 
Title:  How the Mind Works (Paperback)
Binding:  Paperback: 672 pages
Author:  Steven Pinker (Author)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (January 1, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0965838048
ISBN-13: 9780965838047

Product Dimensions: 
9 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches
Category(ies) :  Psychology & Social Science
Shipping weights:  1.8 pounds
Price: RMB190.00
Reading level : 
BookDescription

In this extraordinary bestseller, Steven Pinker, one of the world's leading cognitive scientists, does for the rest of the mind what he did for language in his 1994 book, The Language Instinct. He explains what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts, and ponder the mysteries of life. And he does it with the wit that prompted Mark Ridley to write in the New York Times Book Review, "No other science writer makes me laugh so much. . . . [Pinker] deserves the superlatives that are lavished on him." The arguments in the book are as bold as its title. Pinker rehabilitates some unfashionable ideas, such as that the mind is a computer and that human nature was shaped by natural selection, and challenges fashionable ones, such as that passionate emotions are irrational, that parents socialize their children, and that nature is good and modern society corrupting.



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About the Author
Steven Pinker is a best-selling author and Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at MIT.

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