Thursday, October 23, 2008

Steven Pinker: most important books

Steven Pinker is a professor of psychology at Harvard University.

He is 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.

And addressed two related issues:
A book you always return to:

"Principles of Psychology" by William James. Like Mark Twain, James has a witty quote on every subject.

A book you hope parents read to their kids:

"One, Two, Three, Infinity" by George Gamow. A delightful introduction to number theory.
Read more about Steven Pinker's most important books.

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

--Marshal Zeringue