Enlightenment Now

Enlightenment Now

The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Enlightenment Now
kategoria: Humanities
autor: Steven Pinker
wydawnictwo: Penguin LCC US
ISBN / EAN: 9780525559023
język: angielski
data wydania: 27/02/2018
oprawa: miękka
wymiary: 15,1 x 23,3 x 4,3 cm
stron: 576
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT"My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: 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.Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual 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 jaw-dropping 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 na