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
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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.