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Enlightenment Now

The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

by Steven Pinker

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, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlig...
Publish Date
2019
January 15
Goodreads rating
4.23
ISBN
9780143111382
Tags
nonfictionsciencephilosophysocial-scienceshistory
Recommendations
6
Recommendations
Jan 26, 2018
My new favorite book of all time.     source
Mar 25, 2020
Enlightenment Now is such a truly brilliant book, elegantly written, sparkling with wit, driving nails hard home on every page, I can only conclude that the few carping, mean-spirited negative reviewers are jealous.     source
Dec 20, 2019
I am in the middle of listening to @sapinker’s ”Enlightenment Now”. Simply brilliant! A must for anyone trying to make sense of the world. Factual optimism. Glad mother-in-law is getting me the physical version of the book for Christmas. Will re-read.     source
It is the most optimistic book I’ve read in a long time.     source
Jun 02, 2019
@dlowd @yudapearl @sapinker @black_in_ai @WiMLworkshop @DeepIndaba @kaifulee Having read both, I still recommend the book of Pinker 😊 Would love to chat once you’ve read it.     source