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

Enlightenment now : the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress, Steven Pinker, (electronic resource)

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Enlightenment now : the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress
Title
Enlightenment now
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the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress
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Steven Pinker
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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
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TLC
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1954-
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Pinker, Steven
Dewey number
303.44
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
HM891
LC item number
.P56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Progress
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Enlightenment
  • Social change
  • Quality of life
  • Humanism
  • Reason
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Enlightenment now : the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress, Steven Pinker, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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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
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698177888
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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remote
Stock number
D20FA27B-9546-4D84-8A94-E70594E47E75
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  • erc0000580247
  • (OCoLC)1023432015
Label
Enlightenment now : the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress, Steven Pinker, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
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
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698177888
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D20FA27B-9546-4D84-8A94-E70594E47E75
System control number
  • erc0000580247
  • (OCoLC)1023432015

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