Автор: Steven Pinker Название: How the Mind Works ISBN: 0140244913 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780140244915 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Цена: T Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка. Описание: Why do memories fade? Why do we lose our tempers? Why do fools fall in love? This work explores the nature and history of the human mind. It looks at the computations and evolutions, and then considers how the mind lets us see, think, feel, interact, and pursue higher callings like art, religion and philosophy.
Автор: Steven Pinker Название: How the Mind Works ISBN: 0671203231 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780671203238 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Цена: 11290 T Описание: "Devastating in its use of cold logic," (The Independent), the classic essay collection that expresses the freethinker's views to religion and challenges set notions in today's society from one of the most influential intellectual figures of the twentieth century. Dedicated as few men have been to the life of reason, Bertrand Russell has always been concerned with the basic questions to which religion also addresses itself--questions about man's place in the universe and the nature of the good life, questions that involve life after death, morality, freedom, education, and sexual ethics. He brings to his treatment of these questions the same courage, scrupulous logic, and lofty wisdom for which his other work as philosopher, writer, and teacher has been famous. These qualities make the essays included in this book perhaps the most graceful and moving presentation of the freethinker's position since the days of Hume and Voltaire. "I am as firmly convinced that religions do harm as I am that they are untrue," Russell declares in his Preface, and his reasoned opposition to any system or dogma which he feels may shackle man's mind runs through all the essays in this book, whether they were written as early as 1899 or as late as 1954. The book has been edited, with Lord Russell's full approval and cooperation, by Professor Paul Edwards of the Philosophy Department of New York University. In an Appendix, Professor Edwards contributes a full account of the highly controversial "Bertrand Russell Case" of 1940, in which Russell was judicially declared "unfit" to teach philosophy at the College of the City of New York. Whether the reader shares or rejects Bertrand Russell's views, he will find this book an invigorating challenge to set notions, a masterly statement of a philosophical position, and a pure joy to read.
Автор: Pinker, Steven Название: The Better Angels of Our Nature ISBN: 0143122010 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143122012 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 11850 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: "If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this--the most inspiring book I've ever read." --Bill Gates (May, 2017)A provocative history of violence--from the New York Times bestselling author of The Stuff of Thought and The Blank Slate and the forthcoming Enlightenment Now (February 2018)
Believe it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species' existence. In his gripping and controversial new work, New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows that despite the ceaseless news about war, crime, and terrorism, violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history. Exploding myths about humankind's inherent violence and the curse of modernity, this ambitious book continues Pinker's exploration of the essence of human nature, mixing psychology and history to provide a remarkable picture of an increasingly enlightened world.
Автор: Steven Pinker Название: The Better Angels of Our Nature ISBN: 0141034645 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141034645 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 12540 T Наличие на складе: Ожидается поступление. Описание: Can violence really have declined? The images of conflict we see daily on our screens from around the world suggest this is an almost obscene claim to be making. In this title, the author shows violence within and between societies - both murder and warfare.
Автор: Steven Pinker Название: The Language Instinct ISBN: 014198077X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141980775 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 9210 T Наличие на складе: Есть Описание: How do babies learn to speak? Why are there so many languages? Do we think in our mother tongue? Who decides what's correct English? How did language evolve? In this landmark book, Pinker explains the mysteries of language within a coherent theory- that language is an adaptation for communication. 'Dazzling . .
. Pinker's big idea is that language is as innate to us as flying is to geese . .
. Words can hardly do justice to the superlative range and liveliness of Pinker's investigations.'Independent 'Reading Steven Pinker's book is one of the biggest favours I've ever done my brain . .
. exhilaratingly brilliant.'Richard Dawkins 'An extremely valuable book.'Noam Chomsky 'Brilliant.' ObserverNow with a new afterword
Автор: Steven Pinker Название: The Sense of Style ISBN: 0241957710 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241957714 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 7260 T Наличие на складе: Ожидается поступление. Описание: What is the secret of good prose? Does writing well even matter in an age of instant communication? Should we care? This book tells about the modern art of writing, and shows us why we all need a sense of style.
Автор: Pinker, Steven Название: Stuff of Thought, The ISBN: 0143114247 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143114246 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 11290 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: This New York Times bestseller is an exciting and fearless investigation of language from the author of Better Angels of Our Nature and The Sense of Style and Enlightenment Now. "Curious, inventive, fearless, naughty." --The New York Times Book Review Bestselling author Steven Pinker possesses that rare combination of scientific aptitude and verbal eloquence that enables him to provide lucid explanations of deep and powerful ideas. His previous books - including the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Blank Slate - have catapulted him into the limelight as one of today's most important popular science writers. In The Stuff of Thought, Pinker presents a fascinating look at how our words explain our nature. Considering scientific questions with examples from everyday life, The Stuff of Thought is a brilliantly crafted and highly readable work that will appeal to fans of everything from The Selfish Gene and Blink to Eats, Shoots & Leaves.
Автор: Steven Pinker Название: The Blank Slate ISBN: 014027605X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780140276053 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 8410 T Наличие на складе: Есть Описание: Recently many people have assumed that we are shaped by our environment: a blank slate waiting to be inscribed by upbringing and culture, with innate abilities playing little part. This title shows that this view denies the heart of our being: human nature.
Автор: Pinker, Steven Название: Blank Slate, The ISBN: 0142003344 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780142003343 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 11850 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: A brilliant inquiry into the origins of human nature from the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now."Sweeping, erudite, sharply argued, and fun to read..also highly persuasive." --Time
Now updated with a new afterword
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. 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 preferences, replaces objective analyses of social problems with feel-good slogans, and distorts our understanding of politics, violence, parenting, and the arts. Injecting calm and rationality into debates that are notorious for ax-grinding and mud-slinging, Pinker shows the importance of an honest acknowledgment of human nature based on science and common sense.
Автор: Steven Pinker Название: The Stuff of Thought ISBN: 0141015470 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141015477 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 8580 T Наличие на складе: Ожидается поступление. Описание: Why do so many swear words involve topics like sex, bodily functions or the divine? Why do some children`s names thrive while others fall out of favour? Why do we threaten and bribe and seduce in such elaborate, often comical ways? This title looks at how the relationship between words and thoughts can help us understand who we are.
The classic book on the development of human language by the world's leading expert on language and the mind.
In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution. The Language Instinct received the William James Book Prize from the American Psychological Association and the Public Interest Award from the Linguistics Society of America. This edition includes an update on advances in the science of language since The Language Instinct was first published.
Автор: Pinker, Steven Название: Words and rules ISBN: 0753810255 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780753810255 Издательство: Orion Publishers Рейтинг: Цена: 9860 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: One of the world`s science superstars presents a brilliantly illuminating, entertaining and cutting-edge account of how language actually works.