How the Mind Works

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jun 22, 2009 - Science - 672 pages
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“A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear.” —New York Review of Books

In this Pulitzer Prize finalist and national bestseller, one of the world's leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational—and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions? What makes us happy, afraid, angry, disgusted, or sexually aroused? Why do we fall in love? And how do we grapple with the imponderables of morality, religion, and consciousness? ?How the Mind Works? synthesizes the most satisfying explanations of our mental life from cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and other fields to explain what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts, and contemplate the mysteries of life. This new edition of Pinker's bold and buoyant classic is updated with a new foreword by the author.
 

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User Review  - sevententacles - Overstock.com

This is a nice edition of this book to have. I have seen larger and heavier ones but this book maintains a lower weight comparatively while still having quite easy to read font and text. Read full review

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User Review  - John Braine - Goodreads

Fascinating in places but quite long, and was so glad when I got to the end. Read full review

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Steven Pinker is Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.

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