The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

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Penguin, 2003 - 509 páginas
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 it's moral, emotional, and political colorings. With characteristic wit, lucidity, and insight, Pinker argues that the dogma that the mind has no innate traits, a doctrine held by many intellectuals during the past century, denies our common humanity and our individual perferences, replaces objective analyses of social problems with feel-good slogans, and distorts our understanding of politics, violence, parenting, and the arts.

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Crítica de los usuarios  - ShadowBarbara - LibraryThing

Excellent book about how we got to this idea that everyone is malleable and "fixable". Overly detailed so it was a bit tedious but well worth the listen Leer comentario completo

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Crítica de los usuarios  - fliesbath - LibraryThing

This is a must-read. Pinker argues against the notion that humans are born with a blank slate of personality, etc. Instead, he asserts that we are animals just like every other animal that has certain ... Leer comentario completo

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