The Stuff of Thought

Language as a Window into Human Nature

by Steven Pinker

Hardcover, 499 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $29.95 |


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The Stuff of Thought
Language as a Window into Human Nature
Steven Pinker

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Book Summary

The Pulitzer Prize finalist author of The Blank Slate presents an accessible study of the relationship between language and human nature, explaining how everything from swearing and innuendo to prepositions and baby names reveal facts about key human concepts, emotions, and relationships.

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