Book Discussion on The Stuff of Thought

Steven Pinker talked about his book, The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature, published by Penguin. He talked… read more

Steven Pinker talked about his book, The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature, published by Penguin. He talked about the relationship between language and the way we think, especially the use of profanity and what it says about us. Topics included the way the mind works, and the use of prepositions and tenses that tap into peculiarly human concepts about space and time. Mr. Pinker used slides throughout his presentation.

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The event was held in collaboration with the Smithsonian Resident Associates. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on The Stuff of Thought

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Public Affairs Event
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 25, 2007
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Oct 25, 2008

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  • Nov 25, 2007 | 2:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
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