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

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Penguin Books #ad - The enlightenment project swims against currents of human nature--tribalism, demonization, authoritarianism, magical thinking--which demagogues are all too willing to exploit. Instant new york times bestseller a new york times notable book of 2018one of the economist's books of the year"my new favorite book of all time.

Bill gates if you think the world is coming to an end, freer, think again: people are living longer, and while our problems are formidable, and happier lives, healthier, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science. Is the world really falling apart? is the ideal of progress obsolete? 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, which play to our psychological biases.

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress #ad - It is a gift of the Enlightenment: the conviction that reason and science can enhance human flourishing. Far from being a naïve hope, the Enlightenment, we now know, has worked. This progress is not the result of some cosmic force. With intellectual depth and literary flair, science, Enlightenment Now makes the case for reason, and humanism: the ideals we need to confront our problems and continue our progress.

But more than ever, it needs a vigorous defense. Many commentators, committed to political, or romantic ideologies, religious, fight a rearguard action against it.

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

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Penguin Books #ad - The key, he explains, is to understand our intrinsic motives--the inner demons that incline us toward violence and the better angels that steer us away--and how changing circumstances have allowed our better angels to prevail. Yet as new york times bestselling author steven pinker shows in this startling and engaging new work, just the opposite is true: violence has been diminishing for millenia and we may be living in the most peaceful time in our species's existence.

If i could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this—the most inspiring book I've ever read. Bill gates may, 2017selected by the new york times book review as a Notable Book of the YearThe author of Enlightenment Now and The New York Times bestseller The Stuff of Thought offers a controversial history of violence.

Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think we live in the most violent age ever seen. But today, pinker shows with the help of more than a hundred graphs and maps all these forms of violence have dwindled and are widely condemned.  . How has this happened?this groundbreaking book continues Pinker's exploration of the esesnce of human nature, mixing psychology and history to provide a remarkable picture of an increasingly nonviolent world.

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined #ad - For most of history, slavery, gruesom punishments, programs, deadly quarrels, infanticide, child abuse, assassinations, war, and genocide were ordinary features of life. Exploding fatalist myths about humankind's inherent violence and the curse of modernity, this ambitious and provocative book is sure to be hotly debated in living rooms and the Pentagon alike, and will challenge and change the way we think about our society.

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How the Mind Works

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - What makes us rational—and why are we so often irrational? how do we see in three dimensions? what makes us happy, angry, religion, or sexually aroused? Why do we fall in love? And how do we grapple with the imponderables of morality, think, how it evolved, evolutionary biology, enjoy the arts, afraid, and how it allows us to see, and other fields to explain what the mind is, laugh, and consciousness? How the Mind Works synthesizes the most satisfying explanations of our mental life from cognitive science, interact, disgusted, feel, and contemplate the mysteries of life.

This edition of pinker's bold and buoyant classic is updated with a new foreword by the author. A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear. New york review of booksin this pulitzer Prize finalist and national bestseller, one of the world's leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind.

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Summary & Analysis of Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress | A Guide to the Book by Steven Pinker

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ZIP Reads #ad - Please note: this is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. Steven pinker wants to prove that we are living in a world that is better off than it has ever been, and it will only continue to get better. In enlightenment now, science, pinker argues that the best tools we have come from the 18th century ideals of reason, progress and humanism, and we can leverage them in very 21st century ways by using data to tell the story of our modern world.

Click "buy now with 1-click" to own your copy today! what does this zip reads summary include? a synopsis of the original bookAn overview of the core tenets of Enlightenment thinkingDetailed chapter-by-chapter breakdownsKey takeaways including major data points from Pinker's bookA in-depth editorial review of the merits and shortcomings of the original title Editorial Review of the original bookShort bio of Steven PinkerAbout the Original Book:Enlightenment Now is Steven Pinker’s love letter to the Enlightenment.

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Com and affiliated sites. Delve deep into the world of data where Pinker presents rock-solid arguments for the betterment of humanity as a whole.

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century

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Spiegel & Grau #ad - In homo deus, he looked to our future. A crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the twenty-first century. Bill gates,  the new york times book reviewnamed one of the best books of the year by financial times and pamela paul, kqed  how do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future.

In twenty-one accessible chapters that are both provocative and profound, harari builds on the ideas explored in his previous books, untangling political, and existential issues and offering advice on how to prepare for a very different future from the world we now live in: How can we retain freedom of choice when Big Data is watching us? What will the future workforce look like, technological, social, and how should we ready ourselves for it? How should we deal with the threat of terrorism? Why is liberal democracy in crisis? Harari’s unique ability to make sense of where we have come from and where we are going has captured the imaginations of millions of readers.

21 Lessons for the 21st Century #ad - As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive.

1 new york times bestseller • in sapiens, he explored our past. When we are deluged with irrelevant information, clarity is power. Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty.

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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

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Flatiron Books #ad - It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly. Melinda gates"factfulness by hans rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.

Former U. S. This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance…Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. But factfulness does much more than that. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, Nobel laureates, journalists, and investment bankers.

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think #ad - In factfulness, professor of international health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, Anna and Ola, together with his two long-time collaborators, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. President barack obamafactfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.

But i hope this book will be. Hans rosling, February 2017. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most.

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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

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Penguin Books #ad - A brilliant inquiry into the origins of human nature from the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now. Sweeping, erudite, sharply argued, and fun to read. Also highly persuasive. Time now updated with a new afterwordOne of the world's leading experts on language and the mind  explores the idea of human nature and its moral, emotional, and political colorings.

Injecting calm and rationality into debates that are notorious for ax-grinding and mud-slinging, Pinker shows the importance of an honest acknowledgment of human nature based on science and common sense. With characteristic wit, lucidity, violence, and distorts our understanding of politics, Pinker argues that the dogma that the mind has no innate traits-a doctrine held by many intellectuals during the past century-denies our common humanity and our individual preferences, and insight, parenting, replaces objective analyses of social problems with feel-good slogans, and the arts.

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The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook

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Penguin Books #ad - Do it. The wall street journal“the square and the Tower, in addition to being provocative history, may prove to be a bellwether work of the Internet Age. Christian science monitorMost history is hierarchical: it's about emperors, presidents, prime ministers and field marshals. A brilliant recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a collision between old power hierarchies and new social networks.

Captivating and compelling. The new york times"Niall Ferguson has again written a brilliant book. In 400 pages you will have restocked your mind. It's about orders from on high. And it is through networks that revolutionary ideas can contagiously spread. The instant New York Times bestseller. Even history "from below" is often about trade unions and workers' parties.

For it is networks that tend to innovate. But what if that's simply because hierarchical institutions create the archives that historians rely on? What if we are missing the informal, less well documented social networks that are the true sources of power and drivers of change?The 21st century has been hailed as the Age of Networks.

The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook #ad - From the cults of ancient rome to the dynasties of the renaissance, degrees of separation, from the founding fathers to Facebook, The Square and the Tower tells the story of the rise, fall and rise of networks, and shows how network theory--concepts such as clustering, weak ties, contagions and phase transitions--can transform our understanding of both the past and the present.

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The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

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Penguin Press #ad - Lukianoff and haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America’s rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They interfere with healthy development.

They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. Speakers are shouted down. Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly.

The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure #ad - Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. How did this happen?   first amendment expert greg lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people.

These three great untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, work, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, or has children, and cooperate across party lines.

. Anyone who embraces these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—is less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life.

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How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

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Penguin Press #ad - But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research.

A unique and elegant blend of science, history, memoir, and medicine, travel writing, How to Change Your Mind is a triumph of participatory journalism. The true subject of pollan's "mental travelogue" is not just psychedelic drugs but also the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how, in a world that offers us both suffering and joy, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence #ad - Thus began a singular adventure into various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. New york times book review 10 best books of 2018A New York Times Notable Book The #1 New York Times bestseller.

A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin the active ingredient in magic mushrooms are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book.

By turns dazzling and edifying, it is the gripping account of a journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world.

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

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Harper #ad - It asks the fundamental questions: where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. Edition with full color illustrations throughout. New york times bestseller yuval noah harari, and provocative book, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, compelling, returns with an equally original, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, as harari explains in his trademark style—thorough, yet riveting—famine, but, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges.

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow #ad - This is Homo Deus. With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller, Harari maps out our future. Official U. S. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together.

. The average american is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda.

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