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Steven Pinker – Enlightenment Now

Saturday, March 3, 7pm
St. Louis County Library

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. Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, 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.

This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.

 

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 7:00pm
St. Louis County Library HQ
1640 S. Lindbergh
Saint Louis, MO 63131
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780525427575
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - February 13th, 2018