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Steven Pinker is one of the world's leading authorities on language and the mind. Pinker is the recipient of several major awards for his teaching, books, and scientific research, including the Humanist of the Year award from the American Humanist Association.
Pinker is the Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and has been associated with MIT. He writes frequently for The New York Times, Time, The New Republic, and other magazines and has been listed among Foreign Policy magazine's "Top 100 Public Intellectuals" and Time's "The 100 Most Influential People in the World." He is currently chair of the Usage Panel of The American Heritage Dictionary.
Pinker has written many important popular and highly praised books. including several brain science books emphasizing the importance of language in understanding the human brain, which should be read and discussed throughout the Humanist Galaxy.
The books include: (1) WORDS AND RULES: the Ingredients of Language; (2) HOW THE MIND WORKS published in 2009; (3) THE STUFF OF THOUGHT; Language as a Window into Human Nature published in 2007; (4) THE BLANK SLATE; the Modern Denial of Human Nature; published in 2002; and (5) THE LANGUAGE INSTINCT: How the Mind Creates Language first published in 1994 and updated in the revised 2007 edition (i-xv, 526 pages).
The book How The Mind Works is outlined and reviewed now. The others will be analyzed soon.
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