The stuff of thought: language as a window into human nature
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Steven Pinker analyses what words actually mean and how we use them, and he reveals what this can tell us about ourselves. He shows how we use space and motion as metaphors for more abstracted ideas, and uncovers the deeper structures of human thought that have been shaped by evolutionary history.
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|Grouping Title||stuff of thought language as a window into human nature|
|Grouping Author||pinker steven|
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This New York Times bestseller is an exciting and fearless investigation of language from the author of Better Angels of Our Nature and The Sense of Style and the forthcoming Enlightenment Now
"Curious, inventive, fearless, naughty."
-New York Times Book Review
Bestselling author Steven Pinker possesses that rare combination of scientific aptitude and verbal eloquence that enables him to provide lucid explanations of deep and powerful ideas. His previous books - including the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Blank Slate - have catapulted him into the limelight as one of today's most important popular science writers. In The Stuff of Thought, Pinker presents a fascinating look at how our words explain our nature. Considering scientific questions with examples from everyday life, The Stuff of Thought is a brilliantly crafted and highly readable work that will appeal to fans of everything from The Selfish Gene and Blink to Eats, Shoots & Leaves.
|isbn||9780143114246, 9780670063277, 9781101202609|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000292843|Book|Books||English|Viking,|2007.|ix, 499 p. : ill. ; 24 cm., overdrive:b9b3d534-5ea3-472e-ab17-99b53d52f29b|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|2007||
|subject_facet||Language and languages -- Philosophy, Thought and thinking|
|title_display||The stuff of thought : language as a window into human nature|
|title_full||The Stuff of Thought Language as a Window into Human Nature, The stuff of thought : language as a window into human nature / Steven Pinker|
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|title_sub||language as a window into human nature|
|topic_facet||Language and languages, Nonfiction, Philosophy, Psychology, Science, Thought and thinking|