The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (review)

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Abstract

The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature. By Steven Pinker. London: Penguin Books, 2002. 528 pp. $16.00.

Steven Pinker’s The Blank Slate has many virtues: its critique of radical scientists is cogent, even shocking; its differentiation between the reasonable theories of equity feminists and the unreasonable assumptions of gender feminists is helpful; its deft and copious references to popular culture for apt illustrations of otherwise abstruse philosophical concepts, and its willingness to engage science in addressing ethical issues, is entirely laudable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-402
JournalComparative Literature Studies
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

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