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Steven Pinker, “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress”

Is the world really falling apart? 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. Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, 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.

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Event Date 03-03-2018 7:00 pm
Location
St. Louis County Library - Headquarters
1640 South Lindbergh Frontenac, MO 63131 US
St. Louis County Library - Headquarters
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