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Other Pinker Books
Who here has read any of Pinker's older books? Booktalk discussed The Blank Slate a while ago, before I joined.
I've read four of his book. The Language Instinct was awesome, one of the best books I've every read, with lots of fascinating insights into language. The Blank Slate was the next best, since Pinker had plenty to say about many important philosophical issues. How the Mind Works was less impressive, but still worth reading. Words and Rules focused on linguistic details, like Chapter 2 of Stuff of Though, and was too dry and esoteric for my taste.
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