Steven Pinker

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Steven Pinker is Johnstone Family Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University where, according to his page on the Universty's website, he conducts research on language and cognition. His books include:

  • The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
  • Learnability and Cognition: The Acquisition of Argument Structure (Learning, Development and Conceptual Change)
  • Language Learnability and Language Development
  • How the Mind Works
  • Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
  • The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
  • Better Angels of Our Nature

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  1. Visionaries, The Vision Project, accessed 29 July 2008.
  2. Directors, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, accessed January 27, 2009.
  3. TED Brain Trust, TED, accessed April 1, 2010.
  4. Committee for Skeptical Inquiry Fellows and Staff, organizational web page, accessed May 16, 2012.