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Yeah.....and? The author beats a dead horse for a lot of pages. I thought Better Angels of our Nature was worthy of 5 stars but this book covered ground that I felt did not need... Read morePublished 16 hours ago by N. Luckhurst
So thankful for his intellectual integrity. Pinker's arguments are completely convincing. I feel like a better thinker after reading him... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Sarah R.
The blank slate, the ghost in the machine, and the noble savage are postmodernist dogmas that deny human nature. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Multiversalist
An argument for the genetic component of human nature. Clearly written, analysis.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Mr Pinker does a great job destroying the <em>tabula rasa</em> and the Noble Savage, replacing them with biological Man, the only possible basis for Social Man. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peter Buxton
The Blank Slate is that rare book which combines a deep understanding of a subject with the ability to make the subject accessible to the general reader. Read morePublished 1 month ago by CCP
I have not yet read a Pinker book that wasn't masterful. In a nutshell, this book seeks to show us that our biological inheritance has more to do with who we are and our parents... Read morePublished 1 month ago by David H. Eisenberg
Chock full of unique and useful insights, many of which provide data about where conventional is wrong. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Charles Miller
In The Blank Slate, Pinker outlines three dogmas that he says are the prevailing views of human nature in modern philosophy:
1) The blank slate, in which the mind has no... Read more