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Enlightenment Now

The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress


Συγγραφέας: Pinker Steven
Εκδότης: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141979090
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 576
Διαστάσεις: 20x3x13
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2019
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2019

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'My new favourite book of all time' Bill Gates TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 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 Steven Pinker shows that this is an illusion - a symptom of historical amnesia and statistical fallacies. If you follow the trendlines rather than the headlines, you discover that our lives have become longer, healthier, safer, happier, more peaceful, more stimulating and more prosperous - not just in the West, but worldwide. Such progress is no accident: it's the gift of a coherent and inspiring 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, including inequality, climate change, Artificial Intelligence and nuclear weapons. 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. In making the case for an Enlightenment newly recharged for the 21st century, Pinker shows how we can use our faculties of reason and sympathy to solve the problems that inevitably come with being products of evolution in an indifferent universe. We will never have a perfect world, but - defying the chorus of fatalism and reaction - we can continue to make it a better one.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Pinker Steven
Κατηγορία: φιλοσοφία
ISBN: 9780141979090
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 03/01/2019
Εκδότης: Penguin Books Ltd
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 576
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 394 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x3x13 cm
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2019

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It is a nice read. It gives another well rounded perspective of the current state of the world. The reader can also extend their knowledge about how the world function.
I don't consider it well written. It is decently written though. It bothered me that he shows a great confidence about his writing and concept even though he has made mistakes that writers of his caliber do not make. It also kind of gave me the feel that Pinker has a stronger opinion on matters that he shouldn't necessarily have. I would say that it is highly overrated compared to other reads of the recent years.
Επιβεβαιωμένη αγορά: 17 Δεκεμβρίου 2019
Δημοσιεύθηκε στις: 22 Ιανουαρίου 2020

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