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"People today sometimes get uncomfortable with empirical claims that seem to clash with their political assumptions, often because they haven't given much thought to the connections." -- Steven Pinker
Steven Arthur Pinker (born September 18, 1954) is a Canadian-American experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, linguist and author of popular science. He is a Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University and is known for his wide-ranging advocacy of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind.

Pinker’s academic specializations are visual cognition and psycholinguistics. His academic contributions include experiments on mental imagery, shape recognition, visual attention, children's language development, regular and irregular phenomena in language, the neural bases of words and grammar, and the psychology of innuendo and euphemism. He published two technical books which proposed a general theory of language acquisition and applied it to children's learning of verbs. In his more popular books, he argued that language is an "instinct" or biological adaptation shaped by natural selection. On this point, he opposes Noam Chomsky and others who regard the human capacity for language to be the by-product of other adaptations. He is the author of five books for a general audience, which include The Language Instinct (1994), How the Mind Works (1997), Words and Rules (2000), The Blank Slate (2002), and The Stuff of Thought (2007). Pinker's books have won numerous awards and been New York Times best-sellers.

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Total Books: 94
Enlightenment Now The Case for Reason Science Humanism and Progress
Do Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead The Munk Debates
Language Cognition and Human Nature
2015 - Language Cognition and Human Nature (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780190259280
ISBN-10: 0190259280
Genres: Reference, Science & Math, Medical Books
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The Sense of Style The Thinking Persons Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
The Sense of Style The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
Peace Love  Liberty
2014 - Peace Love Liberty (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780898031768
ISBN-10: 0898031761
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Blank Slate The Modern Denial of Human Nature
Language Cognition and Human Nature Selected Articles
2013 - Language Cognition and Human Nature Selected Articles (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780199328741
ISBN-10: 0199328749
Genres: Reference, Science & Math
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Learnability and Cognition The Acquisition of Argument Structure
2013 - Learnability and Cognition the Acquisition of Argument Structure [Learning, Development, and Conceptual Change] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780262518406
ISBN-10: 0262518406
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Reference, Science & Math, Politics & Social Sciences
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Anjos Bons da Nossa Natureza
2013 - Anjos Bons Da Nossa Natureza [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788535922325
ISBN-10: 8535922326
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The Better Angels of Our Nature Why Violence Has Declined
How the Mind Works
2012 - How the Mind Works (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781469228426
ISBN-10: 1469228424
Genre: Science & Math
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The Language Instinct How the Mind Creates Language
Better Angels of Our Nature The Decline of Violence in History and Its Causes
Words and Rules The Ingredients of Language
2011 - Words and Rules the Ingredients of Language [P.S.] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062011909
ISBN-10: 0062011901
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Reference, Science & Math
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The Stuff of Thought Language as a Window into Human Nature
2008 - The Stuff of Thought Language As a Window Into Human Nature (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780143114246
ISBN-10: 0143114247
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Reference, Science & Math
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Seven Words You Can't Say on Television
2008 - The Seven Words You Can't Say on Television (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780141038728
ISBN-10: 0141038721
Genre: Nonfiction
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El mundo de las palabras/ The Stuff of Thought Una introduccion a la naturaleza humana/ An Introduction to Human Nature
El instinto del lenguaje / The Language Instinct Como crea el lenguaje la mente/ How the Mind Creates Language
Hotheads
2005 - Hotheads [Pocket Penguins 70's S.] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780141022383
ISBN-10: 0141022388
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science & Math
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Das unbeschriebene Blatt
2003 - Das Unbeschriebene Blatt (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783827005090
ISBN-10: 3827005094
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2003 - The Blank Slate [Penguin Press Science] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2001 - The Language Instinct ["Daily Telegraph" Talking Science S.] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2000 - Words and Rules [Science Masters] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - Language and Mind [Science Masters Series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1999 - Der Sprach Instinkt [German Edition] (Paperback)
1992 - Overregularization in Language Acquisition [Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development] (Paperback)
A Reader's Guide to the Language Instinct [HarperCollins Reader's Guide] (Paperback)
La Tabla Rasa [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback