Steven Pinker

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Department of Psychology
Harvard University
Best American Science and Nature Writing The Blank Slate Words and Rules How the Mind Works The Language Instinct Learnability and Cognition Language Learnability and Language Development Edited Academic Volumes


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Publishers Weekly, Aug. 12, 2002.
Kirkus Reviews, Aug. 27, 2002.
Washington Times (Cal Thomas), Sept. 6, 2002.
Library Journal, Sept. 1, 2002.
New York (John Homans), Sept. 26, 2002.
San Diego Tribune (Nancy Jeannette Friedlander), Sept. 29, 2002.
LA Times (Fredric Raphael), Sept. 29, 2002.
Pittsburgh Tribune Review (Alyson Walls), Oct. 5, 2002.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Fred Bortz), Oct. 6, 2002.
Seattle Times (Bruce Ramsey), Oct. 13, 2002.
Washington Post (Colin McGin), Oct. 13, 2002.
SF Chronicle (Carl T. Hall), Oct. 20, 2002.
Review by Prof. Nikos Salingaros on The Blank Slate and modern architecture.
What Makes Us Do It?, Oct. 28, 2002.
The Nation (Steven Johnson), Oct. 31, 2002.
Montreal Gazette (Tom Paskal), Oct. 2002
New York Sun (Paul R. Gross), Nov. 6, 2002.
Boston Globe (Daniel Smith), Dec. 22, 2002.
Commentary (Kevin Shapiro), Dec. 2002.
Brain, Child - The Magazine for Thinking Mothers, Dec. 2002
TRENDS in Cognitive Science (Paul Bloom), Dec. 2002
Human Nature Review (David Barash), 2002.
The American Prospect (Melvin Konner), February 2003.
Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, (A. Alexander Beaujean), June, 2003., (Dan Schneider), Oct. 3, 2003.
Language, (Frank Keil), in press.


Literary Review (A. C. Grayling), Sept. 2002.
The Times (Mark Ridley), Sept. 4, 2002.
New Scientist (Simon Blackburn), Sept. 4, 2002.
The Telegraph (Matt Ridley), Sept. 9, 2002.
Evening Standard (Dylan Evans), Sept. 10, 2002.
New Statesman (John Gray), Sept. 16, 2002.
Economist, Sept. 19, 2002.
Nature (David Hull), Sept. 19, 2002.
Spectator (Susan Greensfield), Sept. 21, 2002.
Irish Times (Dick Ahlstrom), Sept. 27, 2002.
Times Literary Supplement (John Turner), Sept. 27, 2002.
Financial Times (Samuel Brittan), Sept. 29, 2002.
The Independent on Sunday (John Morrish), Sept. 29, 2002.
Human Nature Review (Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair), 2002.
Pathways (David Buss), Dec. 2002.
The Independent review of the paperback edition, June 14, 2003.
The Guardian (John Bald), June 24, 2003.


Corriere Della Sera (di Massimo Piattelli Palmarini), Oct. 5, 2002.
Corriere Della Sera (di Claudio Magris), Oct. 22, 2002.
Tieteessa tapahtuu (Osmo Timmisalo), 2003.
Jerusalem Post, (Judy Siegel-Itzkovich), May 2003.
Biology and Philosophy (Iver Mysterud), 2003.