Steven Pinker
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Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker is one of the world's leading authorities on language and the mind. His popular and highly praised books include The Stuff of Thought, The Blank Slate, Words and Rules, How the Mind Works, and The Language Instinct. The recipient of several major awards for his teaching, books, and scientific research, Pinker is Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He also writes frequently for The New York Times, Time, The New Republic, and other magazines.

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    • Enlightenment Now

    • The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
    • By: Steven Pinker
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,820
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,398
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,360

    The follow-up to Pinker's groundbreaking The Better Angels of Our Nature presents the big picture of human progress: People are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We live in the best of all times

    • By Neuron on 02-25-18

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Better Angels of Our Nature

    • Why Violence Has Declined
    • By: Steven Pinker
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 36 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,574
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,024
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,992

    In this startling new book, the best-selling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'd kill for another book this good

    • By Eric Nicolas Morgan on 11-11-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Blank Slate

    • The Modern Denial of Human Nature
    • By: Steven Pinker
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 22 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,966
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,480
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,459

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, as expected

    • By Carolyn on 05-30-14

    Regular price: $23.12

    • How the Mind Works

    • By: Steven Pinker
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 26 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,191
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 977
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 963

    In this delightful, acclaimed bestseller, one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, but a difficult listen.

    • By David Roseberry on 12-11-11

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Language Instinct

    • How the Mind Creates Language
    • By: Steven Pinker
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 733
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 613
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 603

    In this classic, the world’s expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Amazing and Interesting

    • By J. C. on 10-28-12

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Sense of Style

    • The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
    • By: Steven Pinker
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great even if a bit jargony

    • By Neuron on 08-24-16

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Stuff of Thought

    • Language as a Window into Human Nature
    • By: Steven Pinker
    • Narrated by: Dean Olsher
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 745
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 343

    In The Stuff of Thought, Steven Pinker marries two of the subjects he knows best: language and human nature. The result is a fascinating look at how our words explain our nature....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pinker is truly a brilliant and lucid explainer...

    • By Rudi on 06-17-09

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Words and Rules

    • The Ingredients of Language
    • By: Steven Pinker
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    An eye-opening explanation of how human beings learn and use language....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing how much irregular verbs can teach.

    • By Tristan on 04-10-16

    Regular price: $29.99

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