The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

Time magazine named Pinker one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2004.

Pinker’s deep studies of language have led him to insights into the way that humans form thoughts and engage our world. He argues that humans have evolved to share a faculty for language.

“We aren’t born with “blank slates” to be shaped entirely by our parents and environment. “

Pinker argues that the dogma that the mind has no innate traits. Ths was believed by  many intellectuals during the past century. He replaces objective analyses of social problems with feel-good slogans, and changes forever the way we understand politics, art and the world around us.

 

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