A Conversation with Steven Pinker and Elizabeth Spelke


Pinker, S., & Spelke, E. (2005). A Conversation with Steven Pinker and Elizabeth Spelke. The Science of Gender and Science . Harvard University, Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative.


The research on mind, brain, and behavior that may be relevant to gender disparities in the sciences, including the studies of bias, discrimination and innate and acquired difference between the sexes.


This Edge presentation includes: the transcribed text; streaming audio of the full debate; 6-minute video clips from Pinker and Spelke's opening statements; a 20-minute video clip of the their closing discussion; and online versions of the speakers' slide presentations. There are two options for viewing the slides: Clicking on the links immediately below brings up the file of either Pinker or Spelke's complete slide presentation. Or, the individual slides are also included for reference as expandable thumbnails in the margin of the transcript. The complete video, in .avi format: http://mbb.harvard.edu/resources/pastnews2005.php

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Pinker slides: http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/debate05/pinker.slides.html
Spelke Slides: http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/debate05/spelke.slides.html
Last updated on 08/04/2015