Thursday, October 23, 2008

Steven Pinker's five most important books

Steven Pinker is a professor of psychology at Harvard University and the author of several books, including How the Mind Works and, most recently, The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window Into Human Nature.

Pinker told Newsweek about his five most important books. Number One:
"The Blind Watchmaker" by Richard Dawkins.

A lucid explanation of natural selection and a model of elegant science writing.
Read about the other four titles on Pinker's list.

Related: Steven Pinker's "five best" list of books that explore human nature.

--Marshal Zeringue