How the Mind Works

How the Mind Works

Book - 2009 | Norton paperback.
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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 edition of Pinker's bold and buoyant classic is updated with a new foreword by the author.
Publisher: New York : Norton, [2009]
Edition: Norton paperback.
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780393334777
0393334775
Branch Call Number: 612.8 PIN
Characteristics: xviii, 661 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm

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redban Sep 05, 2014

Absolute classic; this is Steven Pinker in his realm of expertise. This book explores quite technical subjects but fortunately is more enjoyable to read than a textbook. Also highly recommended is Pinker's The Blank Slate. Pinker's Better Angels of Our Nature is also an excellent read, although he starts to venture in areas he is less well-versed in...

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MaxBliss
Mar 12, 2013

Pinker on reddit AMA. http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1a67x4/i_am_steve_pinker_a_cognitive_psychologist_at/

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Cabby
Dec 05, 2007

Finalist 1998 Pulitzer prize.

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