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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
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Language
eng
Summary
The follow-up to Pinker's groundbreaking The Better Angels of Our Nature presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science. 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
Summary
A follow-up to The Better Angels of Our Nature challenges the doom-and-gloom outlooks of today's media to present dozens of graphs and charts demonstrating that life quality, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge and happiness are actually on the rise throughout the world as a result of the philosophies about an Enlightenment era that uses science to improve human existence
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New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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10619879
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WWBK
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1954-
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Pinker, Steven
Dewey number
303.44
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Progress
  • Civilisation, Modern
  • Social change
  • Quality of life
  • Humanism
  • Enlightenment
  • Reason
Target audience
adult
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the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress
Label
Enlightenment now : the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress, Steven Pinker
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
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
Control code
000061905761
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 556 pages
Isbn
9780241337011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005113083
Label
Enlightenment now : the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress, Steven Pinker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
000061905761
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 556 pages
Isbn
9780241337011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005113083

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