The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

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by Steven Pinker

A passionate defence of the enduring power of human nature … both life-affirming and deeply satisfying – Tim Lott ― Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year

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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

Recently many people have assumed that we are blank slates shaped by our environment. But this denies the heart of our being: human nature. Violence is not just a product of society; male and female minds are different; the genes we give our children shape them more than our parenting practices. To acknowledge our innate abilities, Pinker shows, is not to condone inequality, but to understand the very foundations of humanity.

About the Author

Steven Pinker is an experimental cognitive scientist. Currently Johnstone Professor of Psychology at Harvard, he has also taught at Stanford and MIT. He has won many prizes for his research, teaching, and his eleven books, including The Language InstinctHow the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, The Better Angels of Our Nature, and Enlightenment Now.

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