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How The Mind Works

by Steven Pinker

WW Norton | June 2, 2009 | Trade Paperback

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In this Pulitzer Prize finalist and national bestseller, one of the world''s leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational—and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions? What makes us happy, afraid, angry, disgusted, or sexually aroused? Why do we fall in love? And how do we grapple with the imponderables of morality, religion, and consciousness? ? synthesizes the most satisfying explanations of our mental life from cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and other fields to explain what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts, and contemplate the mysteries of life. This new edition of Pinker''s bold and buoyant classic is updated with a new foreword by the author.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 672 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1.25 in

Published: June 2, 2009

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393334775

ISBN - 13: 9780393334777

Found in: Science and Nature

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How The Mind Works

by Steven Pinker

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 672 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1.25 in

Published: June 2, 2009

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393334775

ISBN - 13: 9780393334777

From the Publisher

In this Pulitzer Prize finalist and national bestseller, one of the world''s leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational—and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions? What makes us happy, afraid, angry, disgusted, or sexually aroused? Why do we fall in love? And how do we grapple with the imponderables of morality, religion, and consciousness? ? synthesizes the most satisfying explanations of our mental life from cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and other fields to explain what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts, and contemplate the mysteries of life. This new edition of Pinker''s bold and buoyant classic is updated with a new foreword by the author.

About the Author

Steven Pinker is Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.

Editorial Reviews

“Undeniably brilliant.”

“Big, brash, and a lot of fun.”

“Hugely entertaining . . . always sparkling and provoking.”

“Witty popular science that you enjoy reading for the writing as well as for the science.”

“Alters completely the way one thinks about thinking . . . its unforeseen consequences probably can''t be contained by a book.”

“Pinker has a knack for making the profound seem obvious.... A fascinating bag of evolutionary insights.”