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I have more than a reasonable amount of Steven Pinker books that, while very interesting for the most part, always strike an awkward cord when he slips into politics and economy.

It was very refreshing and (pun intended) enlightening to  explore George Layoff's ideas on the subject. For those interested there are several talks on youtube, fora.tv, and of course there are the documents available in his own Rockridge institute.

Thank you, made my weekend.

by Torres on Mon Jul 14th, 2008 at 06:05:59 AM EST
Pinker is too arrogant for his own good, and he slides out of his depth with politics and economics.

I'm only 40 pages into Lakoff's book, but I'm going to assume he'll stay away from the more controversial learnings of the neuroscience world in regards to what he calls "the enlightenment brain." Probably for the best as folks are not going to let go of it quickly.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Tue Jul 15th, 2008 at 12:15:04 AM EST
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