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How the Mind Works
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date June 22, 2009
Pages 661
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393334777
ISBN-10 0393334775
Dimensions 1.25 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $19.95
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"A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear." ―New York Review of Books

In this Pulitzer Prize finalist and national bestseller, one of the world's leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational―and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions? What makes us happy, afraid, angry, disgusted, or sexually aroused? Why do we fall in love? And how do we grapple with the imponderables of morality, religion, and consciousness? How the Mind Works synthesizes the most satisfying explanations of our mental life from cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and other fields to explain what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts, and contemplate the mysteries of life.

This edition of Pinker's bold and buoyant classic is updated with a new foreword by the author.



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