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HUMAN NATURE.

HUMAN NATURE.

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1 PINKER, STEVEN. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial Of Human Nature.
Penguin Books, New York: 2003. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In The Blank Slate, Steven Pinker, one of the world's leading experts on language and the mind, explores the idea of human nature and its moral, emotional, and political colorings. With characteristic wit, lucidity, and insight, Pinker argues that the dogma that the mind has no innate traits-a doctrine held by many intellectuals during the past century-denies our common humanity and our individual preferences, replaces objective analyses of social problems with feel-good slogans, and distorts our understanding of politics, violence, parenting, and the arts. Injecting calm and rationality into debates that are notorious for ax-grinding and mud-slinging, Pinker shows the importance of an honest acknowledgment of human nature based on science and common sense. Steven Pinker is the Harvard College Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and the winner of many awards for his research, teaching, and books, he has been named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World Today and Foreign Policy's 100 Global Thinkers. "Steven Pinker has written an extremely good book-clear, well argued, fair, learned, tough, witty, humane, stimulating." --The Washington Post "Sweeping, erudite, sharply argued, and fun to read. It's also highly persuasive." --Time 
Price: 18.05 USD
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2 STEVENSON, LESLIE. Seven Theories Of Human Nature.
Oxford University Press, New York/Oxford/London: 1987. 0195052145 / 9780195052145 Second Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Ranging from Plato's Republic to Edward O. Wilson's On Human Nature, and drawing on philosophy, psychology, sociology, politics, biology, and theology, this admirably lucid volume compresses into a small space the essence of such thinkers as Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Jean-Paul Sartre, B. F. Skinner, and Konrad Lorenz. Includes an Index. 
Price: 4.42 USD
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