A Harvard College Professor and the Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, Steven Pinker is a Canadian-American experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, linguist, and author interested in all aspects of language and the mind. He is the author of best-sellers such as The Blank Slate and How the Mind Works. His most recent book is The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined.

The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design, by Richard Dawkins

The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design

by Richard Dawkins

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The Careful Writer, by

The Careful Writer

by Theodore M. Bernstein

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Enemies, A Love Story, by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Enemies, A Love Story

by Isaac Bashevis Singer

“A novel about a Holocaust survivor with three wives. Every scene is filled with insight about human nature.”

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The Strategy of Conflict, by Thomas C. Schelling

The Strategy of Conflict

by Thomas C. Schelling

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The Mind-Body Problem, by Rebecca Goldstein

The Mind-Body Problem

by Rebecca Goldstein

“A philosopher grapples with this problem in her doctoral thesis and in her life. I liked it so much, I married the novelist.”

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