The Blank Slate

The Modern Denial of Human Nature

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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 th ...Continua
Samsara
Ha scritto il 07/11/09
The authos argue that we are not born naive like a blank slate, where the parent, teacher, society can write on it whatever they want. Not true at all. We are all born with language instinct, we are all born with some pre-set wiring. The author urg...Continua
Leebeck
Ha scritto il 29/02/08

He shows his political cards here. His thesis is surely right, and there really is a lot of silly hostility to Darwinism in the way that he describes. Dennett touches on this too.


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