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The author of the book: Steven Pinker
Date of issue: 2004
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Language: English
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Steven Pinker é um dos mais respeitados nomes da ciência cognitiva e dos estudos da linguagem aplicados à neurociência. Seus ensaios têm grande aceitação na comunidade acadêmica e também no público em geral. Em Tábula rasa, Pinker enfrenta o debate "natureza versus criação".
O autor ataca três dogmas fortemente arraigados na cultura ocidental: a idéia de que a mente de um recém-nascido é uma "tábula rasa" a ser preenchida pelos pais e pela sociedade; a concepção de que o homem em seu estado primitivo é um bom selvagem; e a crença de que a alma imaterial dotada de livre-arbítrio é a única responsável pelas ações do indivíduo.
O autor descreve a evolução histórica dessas três idéias, originadas respectivamente das concepções de John Locke, de Rousseau e da religião. Pinker demonstra como elas se estabeleceram de forma inquestionável até comporem uma espécie de "doutrina oficial", que hoje influencia não só a criação dos filhos, mas também a vida política.
Pinker recorre a autores como Darwin, Kant, Shakespeare e até a personagens dos quadrinhos, como Calvin e Haroldo, para defender a idéia de uma natureza humana alicerçada na biologia. Segundo essa concepção, o ser humano nasce equipado com um conjunto de informações genéticas que direciona o seu desenvolvimento. Em cada indivíduo, a natureza humana, regida pela biologia, sofre influências da cultura e da sociedade - e é da interação de ambas que resultam personalidade e comportamento.

"Arrebatador, erudito e divertido - e muito persuasivo" - Time

"Um livro extraordinário: claro, implacável e empolgante" - The Washington Post

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Ebook Tábula Rasa read Online! Steven Arthur Pinker is a prominent Canadian-American experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, and author of popular science. Pinker is known for his wide-ranging advocacy of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind. He conducts research on language and cognition, writes for publications such as the New York Times, Time, and The New Republic, and is the author of seven books, including The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, Words and Rules, The Blank Slate, and most recently, The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature.

He was born in Canada and graduated from Montreal's Dawson College in 1973. He received a bachelor's degree in experimental psychology from McGill University in 1976, and then went on to earn his doctorate in the same discipline at Harvard in 1979. He did research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for a year, then became an assistant professor at Harvard and then Stanford University. From 1982 until 2003, Pinker taught at the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, and eventually became the director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. (Except for a one-year sabbatical at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1995-6.) As of 2008, he is the Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard.

Pinker was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world in 2004 and one of Prospect and Foreign Policy's 100 top public intellectuals in 2005. He has also received honorary doctorates from the universities of Newcastle, Surrey, Tel Aviv, McGill, and the University of Tromsø, Norway. He was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, in 1998 and in 2003. In January 2005, Pinker defended Lawrence Summers, President of Harvard University, whose comments about the gender gap in mathematics and science angered much of the faculty. On May 13th 2006, Pinker received the American Humanist Association's Humanist of the Year award for his contributions to public understanding of human evolution.

In 2007, he was invited on The Colbert Report and asked under pressure to sum up how the brain works in five words – Pinker answered "Brain cells fire in patterns."

Pinker was born into the English-speaking Jewish community of Montreal. He has said, "I was never religious in the theological sense... I never outgrew my conversion to atheism at 13, but at various times was a serious cultural Jew." As a teenager, he says he considered himself an anarchist until he witnessed civil unrest following a police strike in 1969. His father, a trained lawyer, first worked as a traveling salesman, while his mother was first a home-maker then a guidance counselor and high-school vice-principal. He has two younger siblings. His brother is a policy analyst for the Canadian government. His sister, Susan Pinker, is a school psychologist and writer, author of The Sexual Paradox.

Pinker married Nancy Etcoff in 1980 and they divorced 1992; he married Ilavenil Subbiah in 1995 and they too divorced. His current wife is the novelist and philosopher Rebecca Goldstein. He has no children.

He is currently working on an upcoming book about the evolution of human morality, specifically focusing on "the historical decline of violence and its psychological roots" as stated by the author himself on the Harvard website.


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