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  • Published: 5 June 2003
  • ISBN: 9780140276053
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $27.99

The Blank Slate

The Modern Denial of Human Nature




Steven Pinker's landmark defence of human nature

Recently many people have assumed that we are blank slates shaped by our environment. But this denies the heart of our being: human nature. Violence is not just a product of society; male and female minds are different; the genes we give our children shape them more than our parenting practices. To acknowledge our innate abilities, Pinker shows, is not to condone inequality, but to understand the very foundations of humanity.

  • Published: 5 June 2003
  • ISBN: 9780140276053
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $27.99

About the author

Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker is one of the world's leading authorities on language and the mind. His popular and highly praised books include Words and Rules, How the Mind Works, and The Language Instinct. The recipient of several major awards for his teaching and scientific research, Pinker is Peter de Florez professor of psychology in the department of brain and cognitive sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

http://stevenpinker.com

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