The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

Steven Pinker


In The clean Slate, Steven Pinker, one of many world's top specialists on language and the brain, explores the assumption of human nature and its ethical, emotional, and political hues. With attribute wit, lucidity, and perception, Pinker argues that the dogma that the brain has no innate traits-a doctrine held through many intellectuals up to now century-denies our universal humanity and our person personal tastes, replaces aim analyses of social issues of feel-good slogans, and distorts our realizing of politics, violence, parenting, and the humanities. Injecting calm and rationality into debates which are infamous for ax-grinding and mud-slinging, Pinker indicates the significance of a good acknowledgment of human nature in line with technology and customary experience.

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