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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Steven Pinker

Is modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible? If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred and irrationality....

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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Steven Pinker

An epic assessment of the current human condition, from one of the world's greatest contemporary thinkers.

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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 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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 Special priceThe 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

A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear. -New York Review of Books

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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

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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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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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Steven Pinker

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018 ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR My new favorite book of all time. --Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again:...

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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

How do we 'know' how to speak? In this book, the author shows how language is part of our genetic inheritance rather than a cultural creation. It destroys myths about language - that children learn to talk by copying their...

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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

A classic book about language acquisition and conceptual structure, with a new preface by the author, The Secret Life of Verbs.

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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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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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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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Words And Rules
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Words And Rules

Steven Pinker

An account of how language actually works.

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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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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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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Steven Pinker (Northwestern University Illinois)

An assessment of the human condition in the twenty-first century presents data demonstrating that life quality, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise throughout the world because of the...

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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

Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Matt Ridley, Alain De Botton, Malcolm Gladwell, Rudyard Griffiths

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

Steven Pinker (Harvard University)

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

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

Steven Pinker (Harvard University)

Widely acknowledged as one of the world's leading experts on language and the workings of the mind, Pulitzer Prize finalist Pinker has undertaken the most ambitious and controversial work of his career--a brilliant reexamination...

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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 (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 Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, Includes Bonus Disc
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, Includes Bonus Disc

Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Arthur Morey

Accompanying PDF file includes a reference guide.

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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 (Harvard University), Arthur Morey

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 (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 Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, Includes Bonus Disc
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, Includes Bonus Disc

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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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Steven Pinker (Northwestern University Illinois), Arthur Morey

Includes a bonus PDF with charts and graphs.

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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 (Harvard University), Arthur Morey

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

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...

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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language, Library Edition
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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language, Library Edition

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

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...

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How the Mind Works
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How the Mind Works

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

Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Arthur Morey

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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Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are
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Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, Steven Pinker

A former Google data scientist presents an insider's look at what the vast, instantly available amounts of information from the Internet can reveal about human civilization and society.

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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, Steven Pinker, 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 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 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 (Northwestern University Illinois)

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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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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A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow
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A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow

Joshua S. Goldstein, Staffan A. Qvist, Steven Pinker

The first book ever to offer a proven, fast, inexpensive, practical approach to permanently cutting greenhouse gas emissions: increasing our commitment to both renewable and nuclear energy, together.

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

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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How the Mind Works: Library Edition
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How the Mind Works: Library Edition

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

Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Victor Bevine

Widely acknowledged as one of the world's leading experts on language and the workings of the mind, Pulitzer Prize finalist Pinker has undertaken the most ambitious and controversial work of his career--a brilliant reexamination...

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