Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.
How the Mind Works (1997 original; edició 2015)
de Steven Pinker (Autor)
Detalls de l'obra
How the Mind Works de Steven Pinker (1997)
Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.
Wikipedia en anglès (11)
In this book, Steven Pinker explains what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts, and ponder the mysteries of life. How the Mind Works explains many of the imponderables of everyday life. Why does a face look more attractive with makeup? How do Magic-Eye 3-D stereograms work? Why do we feel that a run of heads makes the coin more likely to land tails? Why is the thought of eating worms disgusting? Why do men challenge each other to duels and murder their ex-wives? Why are children bratty? Why do fools fall in love? Why are we soothed by paintings and music? And why do puzzles like the self, free will, and consciousness leave us dizzy? The arguments in the book are as bold as its title. Pinker rehabilitates unfashionable ideas, such as that the mind is a computer and that human nature was shaped by natural selection. And he challenges fashionable ones, such as that passionate emotions are irrational, that parents socialize their children, that creativity springs from the unconscious, that nature is good and modern society corrupting, and that art and religion are expressions of our higher spiritual yearnings.
No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.
W.W. Norton ha publicat 2 edicions d'aquest llibre.
Una edició d'aquest llibre ha estat publicada per Penguin Australia.
Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.