Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker is a cognitive scientist and linguist, and a proponent of evolutionary psychology. His books include The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined.


"Much of what is today called 'social criticism' consists of members of the upper classes denouncing the tastes of the lower classes (bawdy entertainment, fast food, plentiful consumer goods) while considering themselves egalitarians."

- Steven Pinker, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature