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  • The Blank Slateby Steven Pinker

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 20.00

    A brilliant inquiry into the origins of human nature from the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now. "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... more...

  • The Stuff of Thoughtby Steven Pinker

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.00

    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 Enlightenment Now. "Curious, inventive, fearless, naughty." --The  New York Times Book Review Bestselling author Steven Pinker possesses that rare combination of scientific aptitude... more...

  • The Language Instinctby Steven Pinker

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99

    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 children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft... more...

  • The Better Angels of Our Natureby Steven Pinker

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.59

    “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) Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year The author of Enlightenment Now  and The New York Times bestseller The Stuff of Thought offers a controversial history of violence.... more...

  • The Language Instinctby Steven Pinker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 15.50

    'Dazzling...Pinker's big idea is that language is an instinct...as innate to us as flying is to geese...Words can hardly do justice to the superlative range and liveliness of Pinker's investigations' - Independent 'A marvellously readable book...illuminates every facet of human language: its biological origin, its uniqueness to humanity, it acquisition... more...

  • How the Mind Worksby Steven Pinker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 18.32

    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 by natural selection. more...

  • The Seven Words You Can't Say on Televisionby Steven Pinker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 5.63

    Why do so many swear words involve sex, bodily functions and religion? Why are some words rude and others aren't? Why can launching into expletives be so shocking - and sometimes so amusing? Steven Pinker takes us on a fascinating and funny journey through the world of profanities, taken from his bestselling The Stuff of Thought , to show us why... more...

  • Words And Rulesby Steven Pinker

    Orion 2014; US$ 15.99

    One of the world's science superstars presents a brilliantly illuminating, entertaining and cutting-edge account of how language actually works. How does language work? How do children learn their mother tongue? Why do languages change over time, making Chaucer's English almost incomprehensible? Steven Pinker explains the profound mysteries of... more...

  • Language, Cognition, and Human Natureby Steven Pinker

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    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 cognition, social relationships, child development, human evolution, and theories of human nature. more...

  • Enlightenment Nowby Steven Pinker

    Penguin Publishing Group 2018; US$ 26.59

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science. Is the world really... more...