The Stuff of Thought
Language as a Window into Human Nature
ISBN10: 0670063274 ISBN13: 9780670063277 Publisher: Penguin USA Published: Sep 11 2007 Pages: 499 Weight: 1.66lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.50" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English
Steven Pinker analyses what words actually mean and how we use them, and he reveals what this can tell us about ourselves. He shows how we use space and motion as metaphors for more abstracted ideas, and uncovers the deeper structures of human thought that have been shaped by evolutionary history.