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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

Steven Pinker

This classic study of the development of the human language explains how language works, how it is learned, how it has evolved, and argues that language is a biological function.

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How the Mind Works
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How the Mind Works

Steven Pinker

Why do we laugh? What makes memories fade? Why do fools fall in love? Why do people believe in ghosts? How do we recognize a face? This title explores every aspect of our brains, showing that our minds are not a mystery, but...

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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Steven Pinker

What is the secret of good prose? Does writing well even matter in an age of instant communication? Should we care? This book tells about the modern art of writing, and shows us why we all need a sense of style.

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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Steven Pinker

What is the secret of good prose? Does writing well even matter in an age of instant communication? Should we care? In this book about the modern art of writing, the author shows us why we all need a sense of style.

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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

Steven Pinker

Recently many people have assumed that we are shaped by our environment: a blank slate waiting to be inscribed by upbringing and culture, with innate abilities playing little part. This title shows that this view denies the heart...

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The Language Instinct
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The Language Instinct

Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct propelled him to worldwide fame in 1994. His groundbreaking book's premise - that language is instinctual rather than acquired - so shook the foundations of biological science that the...

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: A History of Violence and Humanity
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: A History of Violence and Humanity

Steven Pinker

Can violence really have declined? The images of conflict we see daily on our screens from around the world suggest this is an almost obscene claim to be making. In this title, the author shows violence within and between...

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How the Mind Works
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How the Mind Works

Steven Pinker

Why do we laugh? What makes memories fade? Why do fools fall in love? Why do people believe in ghosts? How do we recognize a face? This title explores every aspect of our brains, showing that our minds are not a mystery, but...

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Do Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead?
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Do Humankind’s Best Days Lie Ahead?

Steven Pinker, Matt Ridley, Alain de Botton, Malcolm Gladwell

In a world driven by technology and ever-closer global networks, is humanity approaching a Golden Age, or is the notion of progress an illusion born in the West?

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Steven Pinker
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Steven Pinker

Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken

Steven Arthur Pinker (born September 18, 1954) is a prominent Canadian-American experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, and author of popular science. Pinker is known for his wide-ranging advocacy of evolutionary...

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Psicologia Evolucionista: Las Ideas de Steven Pinker y Otros Autores Clave
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Psicologia Evolucionista: Las Ideas de Steven Pinker y Otros Autores Clave

Juan-Fernando Duque-Osorio Msc

Steven Pinker es profesor de la Universidad de Harvard. Es uno de los autores claves de la corriente llamada Psicologia Evolucionista, la cual es la mezcla de dos poderosos paradigmas: la Psicologia Cognitiva (teoria computacional...

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Atrocities: The 100 Deadliest Episodes in Human History
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Atrocities: The 100 Deadliest Episodes in Human History

Matthew White, Steven Pinker

An amusing (really) account of the murderous ways of despots, slave traders, blundering royals, gladiators and assorted hordes. -New York Times

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Language, Cognition, and Human Nature
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Language, Cognition, and Human Nature

Steven Pinker

Collects for the first time Steven Pinker's most influential scholarly work on language and cognition. Pinker is a highly eminent cognitive scientist, and these essays emphasize the importance of language and its connections to...

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The Sense of Style
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The Sense of Style

Steven Pinker

Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care? In The Sense of Style,...

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Learnability and Cognition: The Acquisition of Argument Structure
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Learnability and Cognition: The Acquisition of Argument Structure

Steven Pinker

In tackling a learning paradox - how children acquire argument structure - the author synthesizes literature in the fields of linguistics and psycholinguistics, and outlines explicit theories of the mental representation, the...

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Visual Cognition
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Visual Cognition

Steven Pinker

These essays tackle some of the central issues in visual cognition, presenting experimental techniques from cognitive psychology, new ways of modeling cognitive processes on computers from artificial intelligence, and new ways of...

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Learnability and Cognition: The Acquisition of Argument Structure
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Learnability and Cognition: The Acquisition of Argument Structure

Steven Pinker

In tackling a learning paradox that has challenged scholars for more than a decade, Pinker synthesizes a vast literature in linguistics and psycholinguistics and outlines explicit theories of the mental representation, learning,...

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Der Sprachinstinkt Nach Steven Pinker - Wahrheit Oder L GE
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Der Sprachinstinkt Nach Steven Pinker - Wahrheit Oder L GE

Florian Fromm

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Romanistik - Allgemeines u. F cher bergreifendes, Note: 2, Ruprecht-Karls-Universit t Heidelberg (Romanisches Seminar), Veranstaltung: Einf hrung in die Kognitionslinguistik, 16...

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

Steven Pinker

Why do so many swear words involve topics like sex, bodily functions or the divine? Why do some children's names thrive while others fall out of favour? Why do we threaten and bribe and seduce in such elaborate, often comical...

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Language, Cognition, and Human Nature
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Language, Cognition, and Human Nature

Steven Pinker

Collects for the first time Steven Pinker's most influential scholarly work on language and cognition. Pinker is a highly eminent cognitive scientist, and these essays emphasize the importance of language and its connections to...

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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

Steven Pinker

This classic study of the development of the human language explains how language works, how it is learned, how it has evolved, and argues that language is a biological function.

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Arthur Morey

Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think this is the most violent age ever seen. Yet as bestselling author Pinker shows in this startling and engaging new work, just the...

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What is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable
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What is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today’s Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable

John Brockman, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University)

The author of What We Believe but Cannot Prove returns with another iconoclastic collection in which some of the world's leading scientific thinkers discuss ideas that are perilous for their potential practical uses and...

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Arthur Morey

Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think this is the most violent age ever seen. Yet as bestselling author Pinker shows in this startling and engaging new work, just the...

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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University)

Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care? In The Sense of Style,...

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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Victor Bevine

Our conceptions of human nature affect every aspect of our lives, from the way we raise our children to the political movements we embrace. Yet just as science is bringing us into a golden age of understanding human nature, many...

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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Arthur Morey

Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care? In The Sense of Style,...

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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004
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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004

Tim Folger, Steven Pinker

Bestselling author and staff writer for The New Yorker Groopman edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing. Contributors include Walter Kirn, Ron Rosenbaum, Jeffrey Toobin, and Oliver Sacks.

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Connections and Symbols
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Connections and Symbols

Steven Pinker, Jacques Mehler

Connections and Symbols provides the first systematic analysis of the explosive new field of Connectionism that is challenging the basic tenets of cognitive science.

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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Arthur Morey

Deliciously erudite. William Safire, New York Times Magazine A riveting detective story. Chicago Tribune Steven Pinker, author of the landmark bestsellers The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, and The Blank Slate ...

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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Arthur Morey

Deliciously erudite. William Safire, New York Times Magazine A riveting detective story. Chicago Tribune Steven Pinker, author of the landmark bestsellers The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, and The Blank Slate ...

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

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University)

New York Times -bestselling author Pinker marries two of the subjects he knows best: language and human nature. The result is a fascinating look at how words explain human nature.

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University)

Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think this is the most violent age ever seen. Yet as bestselling author Pinker shows in this startling and engaging new work, just the...

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How the Mind Works
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How the Mind Works

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Mel Foster

Why do we laugh? What makes memories fade? Why do fools fall in love? Why do people believe in ghosts? How do we recognize a face? This title explores every aspect of our brains, showing that our minds are not a mystery, but...

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Do Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead?: The Munk Debates
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Do Humankind’s Best Days Lie Ahead?: The Munk Debates

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Matt Ridley, Alain De Botton, Malcom Gladwell

Progress. It is one of the animating concepts of the modern era. From the Enlightenment onwards, the West has had an enduring belief that through the evolution of institutions, innovations, and ideas, the human condition is...

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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Arthur Morey

In this extremely valuable book, very informative, and very well written (Noam Chomsky), one of the greatest thinkers in the field of linguistics explains how language works--how people, ny making noises with their mouths, can...

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How the Mind Works
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How the Mind Works

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Mel Foster

Why do we laugh? What makes memories fade? Why do fools fall in love? Why do people believe in ghosts? How do we recognize a face? This title explores every aspect of our brains, showing that our minds are not a mystery, but...

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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Arthur Morey

In this extremely valuable book, very informative, and very well written (Noam Chomsky), one of the greatest thinkers in the field of linguistics explains how language works--how people, ny making noises with their mouths, can...

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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University)

Traditional Chinese edition of The Language Instinct: how the mind creates language by Steven Pinker, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and bestselling author on cognitive and language acquisition including: he Stuff...

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36 Arguments for the Existence of God
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36 Arguments for the Existence of God

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Oliver Wyman

After Cass Seltzers book becomes a surprise best seller, he's dubbed the atheist with a soul and becomes a celebrity. He wins over the stunning Lucinda Mandelbaum, the goddess of game theory, and loses himself in a spiritually...

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University)

Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think this is the most violent age ever seen. Yet as bestselling author Pinker shows in this startling and engaging new work, just the...

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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Victor Bevine

Our conceptions of human nature affect every aspect of our lives, from the way we raise our children to the political movements we embrace. Yet just as science is bringing us into a golden age of understanding human nature, many...

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Arthur Morey

Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think this is the most violent age ever seen. Yet as bestselling author Pinker shows in this startling and engaging new work, just the...

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Arthur Morey

Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think this is the most violent age ever seen. Yet as bestselling author Pinker shows in this startling and engaging new work, just the...

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Arthur Morey

Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think this is the most violent age ever seen. Yet as bestselling author Pinker shows in this startling and engaging new work, just the...

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Virtuous Violence: Hurting and Killing to Create, Sustain, End, and Honor Social Relationships
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Virtuous Violence: Hurting and Killing to Create, Sustain, End, and Honor Social Relationships

Alan Page Fiske, Tage Shakti Rai, Steven Pinker

This radical and thought-provoking book argues that violence does not result from a breakdown of morality, but is morally motivated.

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Virtuous Violence: Hurting and Killing to Create, Sustain, End, and Honor Social Relationships
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Virtuous Violence: Hurting and Killing to Create, Sustain, End, and Honor Social Relationships

Alan Page Fiske, Tage Shakti Rai, Steven Pinker

This radical and thought-provoking book argues that violence does not result from a breakdown of morality, but is morally motivated.

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