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Enlightenment Now: A Manifesto for Science, Reason, Humanism, and Progress

Enlightenment Now: A Manifesto for Science, Reason, Humanism, and Progress


作者  /  Steven Pinker

出版社 / Allen Lane

出版日期 / 2018/02/27

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$825

售價 / 9折, NT$ 743

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 Oneof the world's greatest contemporary thinkers and author of The Better Angels of Our Nature (described by Bill Gates as 'the most inspiring book I have ever read') shows how to think afresh about the human condition and to meet the challenges that confront us

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 intochaos, 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, morepeaceful, 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. Butthe 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 otherproblems 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 inevitablycome 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.







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誠品26碼 /2681532928000
ISBN 13 /9780241337011
ISBN 10 /0241337011
EAN /9780241337011

頁數256
尺寸23.4X15.3CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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