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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress (Paperback)

By Pinker, Steven

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Is modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible? If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred and irrationality. Yet, as Steven Pinker shows, if you follow the trendl...ines, you discover that our lives have become longer, healthier, safer and more prosperous - not just in the West, but worldwide. Such progress is no accident: it's the gift of a coherent value system that many of us embrace without even realizing it. These are the values of the Enlightenment: of reason, science, humanism and progress. The challenges we face today are formidable. But the way to deal with them is not to sink into despair or try to lurch back to a mythical idyllic past; it's to treat them as problems we can solve, as we have solved other problems in the past. This is the case for an Enlightenment newly recharged for the 21st century.
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ISBN 9780141979090
Released NZ 8 Jan 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780141979090
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Released 8 Jan 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Pinker, Steven
Category World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Western philosophy, c 1600 to c 1800
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Social & Political Philosophy
Philosophy Of Science
Number of Pages 576
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 100
Weight 394g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Civilization, Modern, Social change
NBS Text History of Ideas & Popular Philosophy
ONIX Text General/trade

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