Steven Pinker

The Stuff of Thought

Steven Pinker

Talk: The Stuff of Thought

Renowned linguist Steven Pinker speaks at Google's Mountain View, CA, headquarters about his book "The Stuff of Thought." This event took place on September 24, 2007, as part of the Authors@Google series. For more information about Steven Pinker, please visit http://pinker.wjh.harvard.edu/books/stuff/index.html

Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker is a Canadian-born American cognitive scientist, psychologist, linguist, and popular science author

The Stuff of Thought

Steven Pinker will revolutionise the way you think about language. He analyses what words actually mean and how we use them, and he reveals what this can tell us about ourselves. He shows how we use space and motion as metaphors for more abstract ideas, and uncovers the deeper structures of human thought that have been shaped by evolutionary history.

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