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E climate change or robots that steal our jobs enslave us and turn us into raw materials But as Steven Pinker argues in this landmark new book we do not truly inhabit a dystopia of deprivation and violence In fact every global measure of human flourishing is on the rise We're living longer healthier safer and affluent liv. Every once in a while a book like this comes along one that changes the way you look at almost everything If someone summarises its central thesis it hardly sound breathtaking Around the world most things are getting better eg less poverty less ineuality fewer wars and improved health and reason science and humanism take the credit Even so how Pinker supports his thesis is what makes the book a great readIt s an especially good read for those of us who like to see religion and simplistic tribal politics get a kicking

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If you follow the news the 21st century doesn't seem to be going so well From 911 to the Great Recession the Syrian civil war the Ebola epidemic growing ineuality racial unrest and bitterly contested elections the world seems to be sinking into chaos and hatred Moralizing commentators tell us that the decline of religious. I m not a fan of Trump but I didn t pay for this book to only find out halfway through that it s yet another Trump bashing book I hear this stuff every day in the news I m tired of it

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Belief and close knit communities has left us spiritually adrift without a grounding in moral values so it's no wonder we're suffering through an epidemic of loneliness unhappiness and suicide and then there are the futurologists who speculate on what will finish us off first resource wars nuclear annihilation unstoppabl. There is no doubt that Steven Pinker is a very intelligent man So was the British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain What they also have in common is eternal optimism Neville Chamberlain misjudged the intentions of the Nazi regime under Adolf Hitler Peace for our time was his overoptimistic assessment of the situation because he failed to properly understand the evil before him Steven Pinker is similarly misguided He attempts to paint a picture of the world that is unrealistic In a time of existential crisis where there is no room for the skeptic and one is only allowed to back one side or the other the split in society is only too evident Far from this heading towards a better world it does not bode well for democracy real progress and proper enlightenment Unless one calls enlightenment blinded by the light

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About the Author: STEVEN PINKER, STEVEN PINKER, STEVEN PINKER

Steven Pinker is one of the worlds leading authorities on language and the mind His popular and highly praised books include The Stuff of Thought The Blank Slate Words and Rules How the Mind Works and The Language Instinct The recipient of several major awards for his teaching books and scientific research Pinker is Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University He also writes freuently for The New York Times Time The New Republic and other magazines



9 thoughts on “ Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress [Paperback] [Feb 12, 2018] Steven Pinker

  1. says:

    I'm not a fan of Trump, but I didn't pay for this book, to only find out halfway through that it's yet another Trump bashing book. I hear this stuff every day in the news, I'm tired of it.

  2. says:

    Pinker argues that humanism (a reasoned commitment to maximizing human flourishing), science, and democracy have resulted in substantial, measurable human progress over the last 500 years. There are 17 chapters setting out evidence (illustrated in some 75 charts) that globally humans are living longer healthier l

  3. says:

    This book is Steven Pinker‘s masterpiece. If you choose just one of his books to read, this is the one. He takes an optimistic view of the current political and social upheavals plaguing our world and puts them in context with both recent and ancient history.

    In his perfect pitch prose, Pinker makes the case that although many peop

  4. says:

    This is an interesting book to review. I've read a lot of reviews of the book before actually reading the book which is fairly rare for me. I usually only read one or two book reviews at most. To be upfront, I personally enjoy Pinker's style, and agreed with him on most of the issues he presented already. I also appreciate that Pinker does a great job of explaining his ideas clearly, in a way that I understand how he came to such an idea,

  5. says:

    Most of this book is a feelgood delight, worth a million antidepressants, and totally compelling. Pinker convincingly makes the case that in the last two hundred years human life has been getting better and better – and that rate of improvement is speeding up, despite there being greater numbers of people on Earth than ever before.
    Scores of graphs show this to be true. On the verge of repetition, Pinker r

  6. says:

    There is no doubt that Steven Pinker is a very intelligent man. So was the British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. What they also have in common is eternal optimism. Neville Chamberlain misjudged the intentions of the Nazi regime under Ad

  7. says:

    I have read (and re read) The Better Angels of our Nature, and find it an exercise in how to put across a logically and rationally arrived at view, in spite of how the world seems through the eyes of the media. I can see why it caused irritat

  8. says:

    Every once in a while a book like this comes along one that changes the way you look at almost everything. If someone summarises its central thesis, it hardly sound breathtaking: Around the world most things are getting better e.g. less poverty, less inequality, fewer wars and improved health and reason, science and humanism take the credit. Even so, how Pinker supports his thesis is what makes the book a great read.

    It's a

  9. says:

    Rambling, repetitive, selective and extremely arrogant. If you disagree with Professor Pinker, then you are by definition a fool and an idiot.

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