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Enlightenment now : the case for reason, science, humanism and progress / by Steven Pinker

By: Pinker, Steven.
Publisher: London, U.K. : Allen Lane, 2018Description: xvii, 556 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780241337011.Subject(s): Society | Economy | Psychology | Behaviour
Contents:
ENLIGHTENMENT: Dare to understand! -- Entro, evo, info -- Counter-enlightenments. PROGRESS: Progressophobia -- Life -- Health -- Sustenance -- Wealth -- Inequality -- The environment -- Peace -- Safety -- Terrorism -- Democracy -- Equal rights -- Knowledge -- Quality of life -- Happiness -- Existential threats -- The future of progress. REASON, SCIENCE, AND HUMANISM.
Summary: Debunks commonly held beliefs that the world is sinking into chaos, hatred and irrationality. Examines the progress humanity has made, making a case for Enlightenment in the 21st Century. Reveals how we can use reason and sympathy to solve problems and defy fatalism and reaction.
Item type Home library Call number Status Date due Item reserves
Book Book Australia
606 PIN 2018 (Browse shelf) Available
Book Book New Zealand
606 ENL (Browse shelf) Available
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ENLIGHTENMENT: Dare to understand! -- Entro, evo, info -- Counter-enlightenments. PROGRESS: Progressophobia -- Life -- Health -- Sustenance -- Wealth -- Inequality -- The environment -- Peace -- Safety -- Terrorism -- Democracy -- Equal rights -- Knowledge -- Quality of life -- Happiness -- Existential threats -- The future of progress. REASON, SCIENCE, AND HUMANISM.

Debunks commonly held beliefs that the world is sinking into chaos, hatred and irrationality. Examines the progress humanity has made, making a case for Enlightenment in the 21st Century. Reveals how we can use reason and sympathy to solve problems and defy fatalism and reaction.

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