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Outliers: The Story of Success

Malcolm Gladwell - 2008 - Psychology - Limited preview
In this stunning bestseller, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. His answer is that we pay too much attention to what ...

Rules and Representations

Noam Chomsky - 1980 - Language Arts & Disciplines - No preview available
In Rules and Representations, first published in 1980, Noam Chomsky lays out many of the concepts that have made his approach to linguistics and human cognition so instrumental to our understanding of language.Chomsky arrives at his well-known ...

The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

Matt Ridley - 2003 - Science - No preview available
Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass, a character who has to keep running to stay in the same place, Matt Ridley demonstrates why sex is humanity's best strategy for outwitting its constantly mutating internal ...

The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution

Richard Dawkins, Yan Wong - 2005 - Science - Limited preview
A renowned biologist provides a sweeping chronicle of more than four billion years of life on Earth, shedding new light on evolutionary theory and history, sexual selection, speciation, extinction, and genetics.

The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

Steven Pinker - 2003 - Psychology - Limited preview
In a study of the nature versus nurture debate, one of the world's foremost experts on language and the mind explores the modern self-denial of our basic human natures.

Modularity in Knowledge Representation and Natural-language Understanding

Jay L. Garfield - 1991 - Psychology - No preview available
The notion of modularity, introduced by Noam Chomsky and developed with special emphasis on perceptual and linguistic processes by Jerry Fodor in his important book The Modularity of Mind, has provided a significant stimulus to research in ...

The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

Julian Jaynes - 2000 - Philosophy - No preview available
At the heart of this classic, seminal book is Julian Jaynes's still-controversial thesis that human consciousness did not begin far back in animal evolution but instead is a learned process that came about only three thousand years ago and is ...