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Best Steven Pinker Books Everyone Should Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Steven Pinker books.

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined (2012)

 Best Steven Pinker Books Everyone Should ReadA provocative history of violence—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Stuff of Thought, The Blank Slate, and Enlightenment Now.Believe it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species’ existence. In his gripping and controversial new work, New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows that despite the ceaseless news about war, crime, and terrorism, violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history.
Author(s): Steven Pinker

How the Mind Works (2009)

 Best Steven Pinker Books Everyone Should Read“A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear.” ―New York Review of BooksIn this Pulitzer Prize finalist and national bestseller, one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational―and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions?
Author(s): Steven Pinker

The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century (2015)

 Best Steven Pinker Books Everyone Should Read“Charming and erudite,” “The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —Time.com Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing—and why should we care?
Author(s): Steven Pinker

The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (2003)

 Best Steven Pinker Books Everyone Should ReadOne of the world’s leading experts on language and the mind  explores the idea of human nature and its moral, emotional, and political colorings.
Author(s): Steven Pinker

The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (P.S.) (2007)

 Best Steven Pinker Books Everyone Should ReadIn this classic, the world’s expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution.
Author(s): Steven Pinker

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2018)

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Author(s): Yuval Noah Harari

Words and Rules: The Ingredients Of Language (Science Masters Series) (2015)

 Best Steven Pinker Books Everyone Should ReadIn Words and Rules, Steven Pinker explores profound mysteries of language by picking a deceptively simple phenomenon–regular and irregular verbs–and examining it from every angle. With humor and verve, he covers an astonishing array of topics in the sciences and humanities, from the history of languages to how to simulate languages on computers to major ideas in the history of Western philosophy.
Author(s): Steven Pinker

Language, Cognition, and Human Nature (2015)

 Best Steven Pinker Books Everyone Should ReadLanguage, Cognition, and Human Nature collects together for the first time much of Steven Pinker’s most influential scholarly work on language and cognition.
Author(s): Steven Pinker

The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature (2008)

 Best Steven Pinker Books Everyone Should ReadBestselling author Steven Pinker possesses that rare combination of scientific aptitude and verbal eloquence that enables him to provide lucid explanations of deep and powerful ideas. His previous books – including the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Blank Slate - have catapulted him into the limelight as one of today’s most important popular science writers. In The Stuff of Thought, Pinker presents a fascinating look at how our words explain our nature.
Author(s): Steven Pinker

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst (2018)

 Best Steven Pinker Books Everyone Should Read“It has my vote for science book of the year.” Parul Sehgal, The New York Times”Hands-down one of the best books I’ve read in years.
Author(s): Robert M. Sapolsky

Summary & Analysis of Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress | A Guide to the Book by Steven Pinker (2018)

 Best Steven Pinker Books Everyone Should ReadThis is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact info[at]zipreads[dot]co with any questions or concerns.
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Summary of Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress By Steven Pinker (2018)

 Best Steven Pinker Books Everyone Should ReadConcise Reading offers an in-depth and comprehensive summary of “The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress” by Steven Pinker.
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Best Steven Pinker Books Everyone Should Read

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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Author(s): Steven Pinker
ID: 2184447, Publisher: Viking, Year: 2018, Size: 6 Mb, Format: epub

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason Science Humanism and Progress

Author(s): Steven Pinker
ID: 2353239, Publisher: Penguin, Year: 2018, Size: 14 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really hot items according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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