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Selected Books by Edmund Blair Bolles

  • Galileo's Commandment: 2500 Years of Great Science Writing
  • The Ice Finders: How a Poet, a Professor, and a Politician Discovered the Ice Age
  • Einstein Defiant: Genius vs Genius in the Quantum Revolution

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I just found your blog via Cognitive Daily, and I must say, I'm very grateful that you're reading Pinker's new book so I don't have to -- I invariably end up throwing them across the room about halfway through. I think I'll go find one of your books instead. Cheers!


Just off the cuff, doesn't some of this sound like Fodor's "all concepts are innate" hypothesis and the "conceptual semantics" rings of Jackendoff's work?

Either way, it sounds interesting though I usually tend to disagree with Pinker.
BLOGGER: Pinker specifically separates his idea from both Fodor and Jackendoff. Fodor's all concepts are innate makes no evolutionary sense and Pinker calls it too extreme. He also discusses and rejects Jackendoff.

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