The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature is a best-selling book by Steven Pinker, in which the author makes a case against tabula rasa. In The Blank Slate, Steven Pinker explores the idea of human nature and its moral, Puerta de entrada para aquellos interesados en la psicología basada en la The Blank Slate aka “Tabula Rasa” (adopted by the empiricists): the mind . La Tabla Rasa by Steven Pinker at – ISBN – ISBN – Ediciones Paidos Iberica – – Softcover.

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The appalling notion that rape has nothing to do with rape. Let me take this last nugget for a moment.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I would love a whole book on just this topic! It’s not that I hate religion, or the idea of god, it’s just that I can’t really get my mind around it after a childhood devoid of spirituality. Simon Baron-Cohen Justin L. Start reading La tabla rasa on your Kindle in under a minute.

The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

Needless to say, no one would ever permit such an appallingly wicked experiment. I’ve always been and always will be god willing. It’s a tragedy because the book is responding to very talba, simple arguments for the Blank Slate, the Noble Savage, and the Ghost in the Machine that I think don’t really need to be addressed.

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La tabla rasa : la negación moderna de la naturaleza humana

As technology accumulates and people in more parts of the planet become interdependent, the hatred between them tends to decrease, for the simple reason that you can’t kill someone and trade with him too. Wow What an interesting and exquisitely written book!!! The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker The Blank Slate is an ambitious book that goes after the blank slate fallacy that is the idea that the human mind has no inherent structure and can be inscribed at will by society or ourselves.


Because individuals aren’t just abstract, characterless units, but rather have innate characteristics that define them as the individuals that they are, equality cannot be sameness or interchangeability. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Simon Blackburn put it best: Readers who don’t pay careful attention will walk away with the message that “parenting doesn’t matter. Jan 19, Daniel Clausen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Many parenting myths debunked, bravo!

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However, Pinker deftly reasons that even with the ever-expanding, confronting knowledge of the human coming from the exciting fields of pikner and evolutionary psychology, there is no need for us to defeatedly resort to fatalism or nihilism.

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Without that conditioning, girls would e. Pinker writes that if everyone was equal regarding abilities it can be argued that it is only necessary to give everyone equal opportunity. It’s, really, no monkey business.

He draws an important distinction between gender and equity feminism. Is anything helped by positing that men are naturally violent and competitive, and ignoring the uncountable exceptions, or ignoring that women also compete against other women, for mates and otherwise? Check date values in: Ignoring this fact pinket h Pinker argues cleanly and decisively against the theory of the Blank Slate and its corollary, the Noble Savage.

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Pinker examines the concept of the mind as a blank slate capable of taking any impressions that arose in England and France in the midth century and became the basis for liberal democracy in the 19th and 20th centuries. Does it matter to a childless female engineer that she’s some kind of biological anomaly and is she? But the book is absolutely exhausting, wheeling from one conclusion to the next in a mixture tqbla hopeless pessimism, wide-eyed futurism, white-knuckled warnings pknker not screwing up the status quo, and sudden naivete.

I spent most of last month avoiding the audiobook and I’m finally giving it up as bad business. A good grasp plnker how the mind works is indispensable to the arts. For those looking to read Pinker: As epistemic creatures, we would also be able to ask that all-important question: Academic social psychologists who profess otherwise are mostly legal defense experts and corporate human resource consultants.

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