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  • Published: 5 June 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141921075
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 512
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The Stuff of Thought




The Stuff of Thought is THE book of Steven Pinker's career

The Stuff of Thought is an exhilarating work of non-fiction. Surprising, thought-provoking and incredibly enjoyable, there is no other book like it - Steven Pinker will revolutionise the way you think about language. He analyses what words actually mean and how we use them, and he reveals what this can tell us about ourselves. He shows how we use space and motion as metaphors for more abstract ideas, and uncovers the deeper structures of human thought that have been shaped by evolutionary history. He also explores the emotional impact of language, from names to swear words, and shows us the full power that it can have over us. And, with this book, he also shows just how stimulating and entertaining language can be.

  • Published: 5 June 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141921075
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 512
Categories:

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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