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“Charming and erudite . . . 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 can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting…
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A provocative history of violence—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Stuff of Thought and The Blank Slate Believe it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species' existence. In his gripping and controversial new…
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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 children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor…
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"Sweeping, erudite, sharply argued, and fun to read..also highly persuasive." -Time Now updated with a new afterword One of the world's leading experts on language and the mind  explores the idea of human nature and its moral, emotional, and political…
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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 Bestselling author Steven Pinker possesses that rare combination of scientific aptitude and verbal eloquence…

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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…
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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…
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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…
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Language, Cognition, and Human Nature collects together for the first time Steven Pinker's most influential scholarly work on language and cognition. Pinker is a highly eminent cognitive scientist, and his research emphasizes the importance of language and its…
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How does language work? How do we learn to speak? Why do languages change? Why do they have so many quirks? What does language reveal about the mind? Steven Pinker explores the mysteries of language in this original and hugely entertaining book. Pinker uses a…

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by Steven Pinker

|December 15, 2011

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De gruwelijke beelden van oorlogen en genocide die we op het nieuws zien geven ons de indruk dat onze tijd de gewelddadigste aller tijden is. Het omgekeerde is waar, laat Steven Pinker zien in Ons beter ik.. Hoe komt het dat we ons zoveel menselijker gedragen?…

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In De stof van het denken beschrijft Steven Pinker op een volkomen nieuwe manier hoe de menselijke geest werkt. Onze geest is tot stand gekomen in een tijd waarin nagedacht moest worden over stenen, planten en gevaarlijke beesten. Inmiddels is diezelfde geest in…