The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (Paperback)
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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (Paperback)

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Paperback 560 Pages / Published: 05/06/2003
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'A passionate defence of the enduring power of human nature ... both life-affirming and deeply satisfying' Daily Telegraph

Recently many people have assumed that we are blank slates shaped by our environment. But this denies the heart of our being: human nature. Violence is not just a product of society; male and female minds are different; the genes we give our children shape them more than our parenting practices. To acknowledge our innate abilities, Pinker shows, is not to condone inequality, but to understand the very foundations of humanity.

'Brilliant ... enjoyable, informative, clear, humane' New Scientist

'If you think the nature-nurture debate has been resolved, you are wrong ... this book is required reading' Literary Review

'An original and vital contribution to science and also a rattling good read' Matt Ridley, Sunday Telegraph

'Startling ... This is a breath of air for a topic that has been politicized for too long' Economist

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140276053
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 362 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A passionate defence of the enduring power of human nature ... both life-affirming and deeply satisfying -- Tim Lott * Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year *
Brilliant ... enjoyable, informative, clear, humane * New Scientist *
If you think the nature-nurture debate has been resolved, you are wrong ... this book is required reading * Literary Review *
An original and vital contribution to science and also a rattling good read -- Matt Ridley * Sunday Telegraph *

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“Very Interesting”

I really enjoyed this book far more than I expected too.
I initially purhased it to get some critical perspectives for a research project on human behaviour. The book is very well written and although I didn't... More

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“Everyone should read this book”

...and its not often that I say that. Pinker is a great writer, he is able to put across complex ideas to the lay person in a clear and easy to understand way and consequently this is not an easy book to put down.... More

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