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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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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist, Steven Pinker, urges us to step back from the prophecies of doom, which bring out the worst in our psychological biases and follow the data. In this book Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge and happiness are on the rise, worldwide, and this progress is the gift of the Enlightenment - the conviction that knowledge can enhance human flourishing. With depth and flair, Pinker makes the case for reason, science and humanism: the ideals we need to confront the problems of fatalism and pessimism and continue our progress
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1954-
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Pinker, Steven
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Progress
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Social change
  • Quality of life
  • Humanism
Target audience
adult
Label
Enlightenment now : the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress, Steven Pinker
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-524) and index
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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
Part I: Enlightenment -- Part II: Progress -- Part III: Reason, science, and humanism
Control code
p2251057729
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 556 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780525559023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Enlightenment now : the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress, Steven Pinker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-524) 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
Part I: Enlightenment -- Part II: Progress -- Part III: Reason, science, and humanism
Control code
p2251057729
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 556 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780525559023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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