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The Resource Enlightenment now : the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress, Steven Pinker

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

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Enlightenment now : the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress
Title
Enlightenment now
Title remainder
the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress
Statement of responsibility
Steven Pinker
Title variation
Case for reason, science, humanism, and progress
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, follow the data. In seventy-five graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West, but worldwide. This progress is not the result of some cosmic force. It is a gift of the Enlightenment: the conviction that reason and science can enhance human flourishing. Far from being a naïve hope, the Enlightenment, we now know, has worked. But more than ever, it needs a vigorous defense. The Enlightenment project swims against currents of human nature -- tribalism, authoritarianism, demonization, magical thinking -- which demagogues are all too willing to exploit. Many commentators, committed to political, religious, or romantic ideologies, fight a rearguard action against it. The result is a corrosive fatalism and a willingness to wreck the precious institutions of liberal democracy and global cooperation. Pinker makes the case for reason, science, and humanism: the ideals we need to confront our problems and continue our progress
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IV7
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1954-
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Pinker, Steven
Dewey number
303.44
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM891
LC item number
.P56 2018b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press Large Print Popular and Narrative Nonfiction
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  • Humanism
  • Quality of life
  • Social change
  • Progress
  • Reason
  • Civilization, Modern
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Enlightenment now : the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress, Steven Pinker
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 707-831)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Dare to understand! -- Entro, evo, info -- Counter-enlightenments -- 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 -- Humanism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
835 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432853167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1041708638
  • 2976363
Label
Enlightenment now : the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress, Steven Pinker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 707-831)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Dare to understand! -- Entro, evo, info -- Counter-enlightenments -- 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 -- Humanism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
835 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432853167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1041708638
  • 2976363

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