The Resource How the mind works, Steven Pinker

How the mind works, Steven Pinker

Label
How the mind works
Title
How the mind works
Statement of responsibility
Steven Pinker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Steven Pinker explains what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts, and ponder the mysteries of life."--BOOK JACKET. "How the Mind Works explains many of the imponderables of everyday life. Why does a face look more attractive with makeup? How do "Magic-Eye" 3-D stereograms work? Why do we feel that a run of heads makes the coin more likely to land tails? Why is the thought of eating worms disgusting? Why do men challenge each other to duels and murder their ex-wives? Why are children bratty? Why do fools fall in love? Why are we soothed by paintings and music? And why do puzzles like the self, free will, and consciousness leave us dizzy?"--BOOK JACKET. "The arguments in the book are as bold as its title. Pinker rehabilitates unfashionable ideas, such as that the mind is a computer and that human nature was shaped by natural selection. And he challenges fashionable ones, such as that passionate emotions are irrational, that parents socialize their children, that creativity springs from the unconscious, that nature is good and modern society corrupting, and that art and religion are expressions of our higher spiritual yearnings."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pinker, Steven
Dewey number
153
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP360.5
LC item number
.P56 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology
  • Natural selection
  • Human evolution
  • Psychology
Target audience
adult
Label
How the mind works, Steven Pinker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 589-625) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 660 p.
Isbn
9780393334777
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
97001855 //r97
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM36379708
  • CARL036379708
Label
How the mind works, Steven Pinker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 589-625) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 660 p.
Isbn
9780393334777
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
97001855 //r97
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM36379708
  • CARL036379708

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