How the Mind Works
- Author: Steven Pinker
- Collection: "Beautiful Mind" Collection
- Year: 18-11-2011
- Translator From English: Elena Filipova
- Availability: Out Of Stock
- Product Code: 804-01
- SKU: 11.0014
- ISBN: 978-954-321-932-2
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In this extraordinary bestseller, Steven Pinker, one of the world's leading cognitive scientists, does for the rest of the mind what he did for language in his 1994 book, The Language Instinct. He explains what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts, and ponder the mysteries of life.
And he does it with the wit that prompted Mark Ridley to write in the New York Times Book Review, "No other science writer makes me laugh so much. . . . [Pinker] deserves the superlatives that are lavished on him."
The arguments in the book are as bold as its title. Pinker rehabilitates some unfashionable ideas, such as that the mind is a computer and that human nature was shaped by natural selection, and challenges fashionable ones, such as that passionate emotions are irrational, that parents socialize their children, and that nature is good and modern society corrupting. Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize A New York TimesNotable Book of the Year and Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1997 Featured in Time magazine, the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Nature, Science, Lingua Franca, and Science TimesFront-page reviews in the Washington Post Book World, the Boston Globe Book Section, and the San Diego Union Book Review
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|Translator||From English: Elena Filipova|
|Collection||Колекция "Красив ум"|
|Genre||Brain & Thinking, The Human Brain, Consciousness & Subconsciousness, Future & Technology, Famous Scientists|