About this book
A compelling study of what it is to be human. Acclaimed as "one of the first intellectual landmarks of the 21st century". "A magnificent and timely work" Fay Weldon. "A passionate defence of the enduring power of human nature...both life-affirming and deeply satisfying" Tim Lott, "Daily Telegraph" Books Of The Year. "Reading Pinker is one of the biggest favours I've ever done my brain" Richard Dawkins.
Recently many people have assumed that we are shaped by our environment: a blank slate waiting to be inscribed by upbringing and culture, with innate abilities playing little part. This title shows that this view denies the heart of our being: human nature.