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The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker
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Aug 02, 2012

really liked it
Read in April, 2003

Pinker ably argues that there are inherent structures, and hence a commonality to human experience, and that we are the sum of what nature and nurture have given us. He dispels the myths of those who argue for a mind/brain duality and who believe that genes play more of a role than environment (though I have seen Anneli Rufus ludicrously argue the opposite, and that Pinker is a genetic determinist/reductionist, a vast misreading of this work).
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