Enlightenment Now

- The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

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Enlightenment Now
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Format:
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Udgivelsesdato:
13-02-2018
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
528
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I "Enlightenment Now" viser Steven Pinker med intellektuel dybde og et litterært flair, hvorfor

oplysningens idealer om fornuft, videnskab og humanisme stadig skal kæmpes for.

I dag lever vi længere, sundere, mere frie og lykkeligere liv end mennesket nogensinde har gjort. Dog må klodens kolossale problemer ikke negligeres, men løses gennem oplysningstidens idealer om fornuft og videnskab. Det mener forskeren og den kendte intellektuelle Steven Pinker.

Ifølge Pinker må vi værne om oplysningens idealer, da den udsættes for et stort pres fra flere kanter.”Enlightenment Now” fortæller eksempelvis om hvordan sensationelle overskrifter i medierne skaber et forkert og negativt indtryk af verdens tilstand. Pinker illustrerer gennem 75 tankevækkende grafer, baseret på videnskabelige data, hvordan menneskets livsvilkår generelt er stigende over hele kloden.

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ISBN13:
9780525427575
Vægt:
907 g
Dybde:
38 mm
Bredde:
165 mm
Forlag:
Viking Pr
Målgruppe:
For adult education
Format:
Hardback
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    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018
    ONE 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 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. Instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, 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.

    Far from being a naïve hope, the Enlightenment, we now know, has worked. But more than ever, it needs a vigorous defense. The Enlightenment project swims against currents of human nature--tribalism, authoritarianism, demonization, magical thinking--which demagogues are all too willing to exploit. Many commentators, committed to political, religious, or romantic ideologies, fight a rearguard action against it. The result is a corrosive fatalism and a willingness to wreck the precious institutions of liberal democracy and global cooperation.

    With intellectual depth and literary flair, Enlightenment Now makes the case for reason, science, and humanism: the ideals we need to confront our problems and continue our progress.

  • Bibliotekernes beskrivelse

    A follow-up to The Better Angels of Our Nature challenges the doom-and-gloom outlooks of today's media to present dozens of graphs and charts demonstrating that life quality, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge and happiness are actually on the rise throughout the world as a result of the philosophies about an Enlightenment era that uses science to improve human existence.

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- The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

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