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Nonetheless, anyone remotely interested in how the mind works ought to read this book.
Oh, and I shouldn't forget to mention that the book is well-written, and a pleasure to read -- worth your time in its own right.
Too many out-of-hand dismissals of contrary theories do NOT make Pinker into a forcible advocate of HIS point of view.
Mindblowingly amazing! Pinker puts incredibly complex ideas into very readable forms for non-cognitive scientists like myself to understand. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alex R.
There have been over two hundred reader reviews of HOW THE MIND WORKS, published way back in 1997. What I have to say won't add much to the discussion. Nevertheless, here we go! Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Edwards
As a person trained in science, but no formal training in neuroscience except for what's covered in general biology and introductory psychology texts, I found the book to be... Read morePublished 3 months ago by RandR10
A good book for many new facts, ideas and theories, but jumpy and without radical new conclusions.
The title of the book is a misnomer. Read more
A huge book attempting to demonstrate that the human mind (and pretty much all humans know as reality) is the product of evolution and does not involve any kind of intelligent... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Anderson Godoy
This is such a well written book on such fundamental concepts.
I have enjoyed the clear and understandable writing style. Read more
Stephen Pinker's book on how the mind works in very interesting. He explains in sometimes excessive details the various functions of our mind. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Zacharie Liman Tinguiri
Pinker covers many topics in evolutionary psychology (family, sex, music) and does a fantastic job of explaining how the machinery of the brain produces the mind.Published 9 months ago by Lowell Bander
I found this disappointing in comparison to "The Language instinct", which for me was a truly mind-changing book. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Anne Mills