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The Resource Enlightenment now : The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress., Steven Pinker, (downloadable ebook)

Enlightenment now : The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress., Steven Pinker, (downloadable ebook)

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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.
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Steven Pinker
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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.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 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. With intellectual depth and literary flair, Enlightenment Now makes the case for reason, science, and humanism: the ideals we need to confront our problems and continue our progress
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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adult
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Enlightenment now : The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress., Steven Pinker, (downloadable ebook)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100337&titleID=3348733
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txt
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780698177888
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(electronic bk)
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computer
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rdamedia
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Electronic reproduction.
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  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Enlightenment now : The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress., Steven Pinker, (downloadable ebook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100337&titleID=3348733
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
D20FA27B-9546-4D84-8A94-E70594E47E75
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780698177888
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D20FA27B-9546-4D84-8A94-E70594E47E75
System details
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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