This complex, original work remains nearly as avant-garde today as when Steven Pinker wrote it in 1997. Using humor and a mostly lucid writing style, Pinker explains difficult concepts and theories that careful readers will grasp. These ideas include natural selection as it applies to the human brain, the computational theory of mind, gender differences, universal human nature and free will. He even attempts an ambitious, if ultimately unsatisfying, chapter on the meaning of life. Anyone interested in human behavior and evolutionary psychology will relish Pinker’s insights, whether they agree with him or not.
About the Author
Professor Steven Pinker teaches at Harvard University. He is a world-renowned expert in evolutionary psychology and a lead proponent of the computational theory of the human mind.