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

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“The Stuff of Thought” explores the duality of human cognition: the modesty of its construction and the majesty of its constructive power. Pinker weaves this paradox from a series of opposing theories. Philosophical realists, for instance, think perception comes from reality. Idealists think it’s all in our heads. Pinker says it comes from reality but is organized and reorganized by the mind. That’s why you can look at the same thing in different ways.

The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window Into Human Nature – Steven Pinker – Books – Review – New York Times
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