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The Blank Slate

The Denial of Human Nature and Modern Intellectual Life

The Blank Slate( )
Author: Pinker, Steven
ISBN:978-0-670-03151-1
Publication Date:Sep 2002
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Viking Adult
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.95
Book Description:

Our conceptions of human nature affect everything aspect of our lives, from child-rearing to politics to morality to the arts. Yet many fear that scientific discoveries about innate patterns of thinking and feeling may be used to justify inequality, to subvert social change, and to dissolve personal responsibility.

In The Blank Slate, Steven Pinker explores the idea of human nature and its moral, emotional, and political colorings. He shows how many intellectuals have...
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Book Details
Pages:528
Detailed Subjects: Science / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
Psychology / Developmental / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.46 x 9.56 x 1.69 Inches
Book Weight:2 Pounds
Author Biography
Pinker, Steven (Author)
Steven Pinker is an authority on language and the mind. He is Peter de Florez professor of psychology in the department of brain and cognitive sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.




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