The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and ProgressBook - 2018
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When breaking news unfolds and competing news outlets try and get the story out as fast as possible, how can we be sure as news consumers that those stories are accurate and have sufficient context? How do we find the truth when there is so much information and news being shared 24/7? How can we tell the difference between neutral journalism and opinion, especially now that digital… (more)
From Library Staff
Pinker presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science. Far from being a naïve hope, the Enlightenment, we now know, has worke... Read More »
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The vulnerability of any embodied agent to violence explains why the callous, egotistic, megalomaniacal sociopath cannot remain disengaged from the arena of moral discourse (and its demand for impartiality and nonviolence) forever. If he refuses to play the game of morality, then in the eyes of everyone else he has become a mindless menace, like a germ, a wildfire, or a rampaging wolverine -- something to be neutralized by brute force, no question asked. (As Hobbes put it, "No covenants with beasts.")
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