The Blank Slate

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101200322
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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.

The Blank Slate

Author: Jesse Russell
Publisher: Book on Demand Limited
ISBN: 9785512628966
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Pinker argues that human behavior is substantially shaped by evolutionary psychological adaptations. The book was nominated for the 2003 Aventis Prizes and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Scientific And Religious Habits Of Mind

Author: Ron Good
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820471082
Size: 44.17 MB
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Evolutionary psychologist Steven Pinker uses the metaphor of the blank slate to
categorize the various obstacles to a more modern, scientific understanding of
human nature and how the mind/brain works. In The Blank Slate: The Modern
Denial of Human Nature (2002), Pinker argues persuasively for a human nature
influenced strongly by evolutionary forces. Until just a few decades ago most
people held that it was nurture and not nature that molded people to become
what they are ...

On Our Minds

Author: Eric M. Gander
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801881382
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In it he attempts quite directly to refute what he feels are the three false beliefs
that support the SSSM. These beliefs are, roughly: the idea that the mind is a
blank slate; the idea that humans in the “state of nature” are “noble” and “good”;
and the idea that the essence of human consciousness resides in an immaterial
substance within us. As the book you are reading goes to press, Pinker's latest
book, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (New York: Viking
Press, 2002) ...

Language Cognition And Human Nature

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199328757
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This paper, published in the house journal of the American Academy of Arts and
Sciences, put forward the main idea in my 2002 book The Blank Slate: The
Modern Denial of Human Nature, together with my response to some of the major
criticism leveled at it. It takes aim at an attitude that I call holistic interactionism.
This is the attitude that nature and nurture are so inextricably intertwined with
each other that it is vulgar and unseemly to try to disentangle them—in particular,
to specify ...

From Perfectibility To Perversion

Author: Michael E. Winston
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820474953
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Chapter One: Framing Perfectibility Steven Pinker' s recent The Blank Slate: The
Modern Denial of Human Nature (2002) challenges a key aspect of progressive
social theory, namely that socialization is the primary factor shaping human
development. Contemporary proponents of socialization theories argue that
environmental conditions (particularly early childhood education) play the
preponderant role in defining who we are as individuals, while downplaying
genetics as the ...

Ordering America

Author: William H. Young
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453516646
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2. Steven Pinker, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (New
York: Viking, 2002), 17, 23-27. Leda Cosmides and John Tooby, “Evolutionary
Psychology: A Primer,” Center for Evolutionary Psychology, www.psych.ucsb.edu
. Anne Campbell, “Feminism and Evolutionary Psychology,” in Jerome H. Barkow
, Missing the Revolution: Darwinism for Social Scientists, (Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2006), 81. David P. Barash, Ideas of Human Nature: From the
Bhagavad Gita ...

Rebellion

Author: James Brody
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595429556
Size: 34.54 MB
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Pinker, Steven (2002) The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature. NY:
Viking. Challenges traditional concepts about human nature—the blank slate, the
noble savage, and the little fellow that rides inside of us—and the neurological
and biological roots of such. More fun than many evolutionists and less incensed
against religions. Jacob, Francois (1998) Of Flies, Mice, and Men. Cambridge,
MA: Harvard University Press. Describes evolutionary traits as modular things
that ...