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  • The Blank Slate

  • The Modern Denial of Human Nature
  • Auteur(s): Steven Pinker
  • Narrateur(s): Victor Bevine
  • Durée: 22 h et 40 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars 51

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 the dogma that the mind has no innate traits, denies our common humanity and our individual preferences, replaces objective analyses of social problems with feel-good slogans, and distorts our understanding of politics, violence, parenting, and the arts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating study of human cognition

  • Écrit par Utilisateur anonyme le 2018-10-27

Very insightfult

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-09-14

This book provided a lot of unexpected ideas backed up by research data.

Listening to this recording made me feel calmer, more comfortable and honest about being myself: a mortal, scared, imperfect, doubtful and skeptical human being. In some cases I could say that a veil was lifted from my eyes, and I could see the world around me clearly.

Some thoughts and feelings that were lingering in the back for of my mind for years suddenly found nice and eloquent expression on the pages of this book.