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Enlightenment now : the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress / Steven Pinker.

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Kent Memorial Library - Suffield NEW 303.44 P (Text to phone) 32518141909948 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 10/04/2018
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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-524) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I: Enlightenment. Dare to understand! ; Entro, evo, info ; Counter-enlightenments -- Part II: Progress. 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 -- Part III: Reason, science, and humanism. Reason ; Science ; Humanism.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Progress.
Civilization, Modern > 21st century.
Social change.
Quality of life.

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