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The Better Angels Of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
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|September 25, 2012

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“If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this—the most inspiring book I've ever read." — Bill Gates (May, 2017) A provocative history of violence—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Stuff of Thought and…
The Sense Of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide To Writing In The 21st Century

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“Charming and erudite," from the author of the forthcoming Enlightenment Now (February 2018), "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —Time.com   Why is so much writing so bad, and how…
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial Of Human Nature
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|June 30, 2015

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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 people are hostile to the very…
Enlightenment Now: The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism, And Progress
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|This title releases February 27, 2018

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The follow-up to Pinker's groundbreaking The Better Angels of Our Nature presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment…
Language, Cognition, and Human Nature
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|September 2, 2015

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Language, Cognition, and Human Nature collects together for the first time much of Steven Pinker's most influential scholarly work on language and cognition. Pinker's seminal research explores the workings of language and its connections to cognition,…
Do Humankinds Best Days Lie Ahead?: The Munk Debates

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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 improving. This process is supposedly…
Learnability And Cognition: The Acquisition Of Argument Structure

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A classic book about language acquisition and conceptual structure, with a new preface by the author, "The Secret Life of Verbs." Before Steven Pinker wrote bestsellers on language and human nature, he wrote several technical monographs on language acquisition…
How The Mind Works
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|June 2, 2009

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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…
Words And Rules: The Ingredients Of Language
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|July 14, 2015

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How does language work? How do children learn their mother tongue? Why do languages change over time, making Shakespearean English difficult for us and Chaucer's English almost incomprehensible? Why do languages have so many quirks and irregularities? Are they…
Enlightenment Now: The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism, And Progress
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The follow-up to Pinker's groundbreaking The Better Angels of Our Nature presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment…
The Stuff Of Thought: Language As A Window Into Human Nature
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|August 26, 2008

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This New York Times bestseller is an exciting and fearless investigation of language from the author of Better Angels of Our Nature and The Sense of Style and the forthcoming Enlightenment Now "Curious, inventive, fearless, naughty." - New York Times Book Review…
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
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|September 4, 2007

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The classic book on the development of human language by the world’s leading expert on language and the mind. In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how…