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All books  Society, Politics and Philosophy,nonfiction
 
Title:  The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window Into Human Nature
Binding:  Paperback
Author:  Steven Pinker
Publisher: Penguin Books
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0141015470
ISBN-13: 9780141015477

Product Dimensions: 
5.1 x 0.9 x 7.8 inches
Category(ies) :  Society, Politics and Philosophy,nonfiction
Shipping weights:  12 ounces
Price: RMB165.00
Reading level : 
BookDescription
"The Stuff of Thought" is an exhilarating work of non-fiction. Surprising, thought-provoking and incredibly enjoyable, there is no other book like it - Steven Pinker will revolutionise the way you think about language. He analyses what words actually mean and how we use them, and he reveals what this can tell us about ourselves. He shows how we use space and motion as metaphors for more abstract ideas, and uncovers the deeper structures of human thought that have been shaped by evolutionary history. He also explores the emotional impact of language, from names to swear words, and shows us the full power that it can have over us. And, with this book, he also shows just how stimulating and entertaining language can be.

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About the Author
Steven Pinker is one of the world's leading authorities on language and the mind. His popular and highly praised books include The Stuff of Thought, The Blank Slate, Words and Rules, 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, Time, The New Republic, and other magazines.

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