How the Mind Works

How the Mind Works

by Steven Pinker
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ISBN-10:
0393334775
ISBN-13:
9780393334777
Pub. Date:
06/22/2009
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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How the Mind Works

“A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear.” —New York Review of Books

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ISBN-13: 9780393334777
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/22/2009
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 78,144
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Preface xv

1 Standard Equipment 3

2 Thinking Machines 59

3 Revenge of the Nerds 149

4 The Mind's Eye 211

5 Good Ideas 299

6 Hotheads 363

7 Family Values 425

8 The Meaning of Life 521

Notes 567

References 589

Credits 627

Index 629

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How the Mind Works 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Plus: there is a LOT of information in this book. It goes quite a bit beyond just describing what we know about brain functions. It is very wordy and can be difficult to read in places. This is probably due to the authors effort to be comprehensive. Minus: Its a bit too speculative in some respects. I personally can only hold a few speculative theoretical contexts in my head at a time. I know that is not a problem for some. I also think the author perhaps overemphasizes the natural selection process, or perhaps better said seems to try to make it fit into nearly every aspect of everything. Otherwise the book is very informative. Not sorry I bought it