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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

@inproceedings{Pinker2002TheBS,
  title={The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature},
  author={Steven Pinker},
  year={2002}
}
  • S. Pinker
  • Published 2002
  • Philosophy, Psychology
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