The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature

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The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature

Steven Pinker

If Nudge is an intellectual jog around the block, The Stuff of Thought is a beachside Zumba class on a sweltering summer’s day – hard work, but fun, rewarding and never, ever boring. Harvard professor Steven Pinker explores linguistic meaning to uncover some deeper truths about human nature. What does the way we use verbs, metaphors and swear words say about who we are?

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