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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.
A bit sophisticated in the beginning (first 2-3 chapters) but after that its really easy to understand. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eugene
I have trouble with Pinker. He is so brilliant that I have problems dealing with his logic , arguments, etc. I suspect he is too much for me. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Old Finn
Mindblowingly amazing! Pinker puts incredibly complex ideas into very readable forms for non-cognitive scientists like myself to understand. Read morePublished 7 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 8 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 8 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