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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters
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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

Steven Pinker

A user's guide to rationality acts as a follow-up to the bestselling Enlightenment Now

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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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 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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 Special priceThe 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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How the Mind Works
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How the Mind Works

Steven Pinker

Why do we laugh? What makes memories fade? Why do people believe in ghosts? How the Mind Works explores every aspect of mental life, showing that our minds are not a mystery, but a system of organs of computation designed...

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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

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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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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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters
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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

Steven Pinker

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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters
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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

Steven Pinker

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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters
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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

Steven Pinker

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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters
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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

Steven Pinker, Arthur Morey

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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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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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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters
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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

Steven Pinker

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

Steven Pinker

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 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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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

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 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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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

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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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 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

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

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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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

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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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, 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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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters
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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

Steven Pinker

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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, 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, Arthur Morey

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

Steven Pinker, Arthur Morey

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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, 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, Mel Foster

Why do we laugh? What makes memories fade? Why do people believe in ghosts? How the Mind Works explores every aspect of mental life, showing that our minds are not a mystery, but a system of organs of computation designed...

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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, Arthur Morey

Accompanying PDF file includes a reference guide.

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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, Victor Bevine

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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Words And Rules
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Words And Rules

Prof Steven Pinker

An account of how language actually works.

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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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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

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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 (Harvard University)

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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Visual Cognition
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Visual Cognition

Steven Pinker (Harvard University)

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 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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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

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, Steven Pinker, Oliver Wyman

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

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

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

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

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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Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience
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Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience

Director Michael S Gazzaniga (Institute of Psychiatry), Steven Pinker (Northwestern University Illinois), Heller (Stanford University)

InTales from Both Sides of the Brain, Michael Gazzaniga, called the father of cognitive neuroscience, explores his groundbreaking work on the right and left brain.

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Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience
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Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience

Director Michael S Gazzaniga (Institute of Psychiatry), Steven Pinker (Northwestern University Illinois), Heller (Stanford University)

InTales from Both Sides of the Brain, Michael Gazzaniga, called the father of cognitive neuroscience, explores his groundbreaking work on the right and left brain.

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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)

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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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 world's leading scientific thinkers explore bold, remarkable, perilous ideas that could change our lives-for better .

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