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  • Published: 22 April 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141980782
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 688
  • RRP: $29.99

How the Mind Works




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. 

"Presented with extraordinary lucidity, cogency and panache... Powerful and gripping... To have read [the book] is to have consulted a first draft of the structural plan of the human psyche.. .a glittering tour de force" - Spectator

"Why do memories fade? Why do we lose our tempers? Why do fools fall in love? Pinker's objective in this erudite account is to explore the nature and history of the human mind... He explores computations and evolutions, and then considers how the mind lets us "see, think, feel, interact, and pursue higher callings like art, religion and philosophy" - Sunday Times

  • Published: 22 April 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141980782
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 688
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker is an experimental cognitive scientist. Currently Johnstone Professor of Psychology at Harvard, he has also taught at Stanford and MIT. He has won many prizes for his research, teaching, and his eleven books, including The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, The Better Angels of Our Nature, and Enlightenment Now. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, a Humanist of the Year, a recipient of nine honorary doctorates, one of Foreign Policy's 'World's Top 100 Public Intellectuals' and Time's '100 Most Influential People in the World Today'.

http://stevenpinker.com

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