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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature Paperback – 5 Jun 2003

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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Press; 1 edition (5 June 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780140276053
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140276053
  • ASIN: 014027605X
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,701 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A passionate defence of the enduring power of human nature ... both life-affirming and deeply satisfying (Tim Lott Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year)

Brilliant ... enjoyable, informative, clear, humane (New Scientist)

If you think the nature-nurture debate has been resolved, you are wrong ... this book is required reading (Literary Review)

An original and vital contribution to science and also a rattling good read (Matt Ridley Sunday Telegraph)

About the Author

Steven Pinker is the best selling author of THE LANGUAGE INSTINCT and HOW THE MIND WORKS.
He is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at MIT.

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