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Joining us in the Audible Studios to discuss his latest book, Enlightenment Now, is experimental psychologist, author and Harvard professor Steven Pinker. 

One of the world’s leading authorities on language and the mind, Steven Pinker is the author of highly acclaimed books such as The Better Angels of Our Nature and The Language Instinct. Winner of numerous awards for his research and books, the two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist published his 10th title, Enlightenment Now, in February 2018. 

Steven Pinker talks to us about his latest book, the ideas and philosophy behind Enlightenment Now and what he feels the future holds for us as a society. 

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Steven Pinker is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. He has a great understanding of our world and the people on this planet. He presents facts , ideas and in such a manner that I’m spell bound.
I’ve often found that the voice of narrators can either make or break the attention we pay . My having picked for my very first audible listen ‘Enlightenment Now’ was the best thing I could’ve chosen. I don’t believe it was coincidence but my thirst for knowledge .And something to kickstart my brain again. The interview with Steven Pinker was revealing. I look forward to hearing more from both he and his wife .

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old white man blinders

I really don't see why we're listening to someone who's set up such a regressive task for himself, perhaps only to argue for his own continued relevance? Just because there's "progress" in the world doesn't mean that it all was due to the "enlightenment." There's lots of awful stuff that came out of the enlightenment, which he'd never discuss, of course, and there are lot of gains that we've achieved because we've had to learn to thing outside of those values. Why wouldn't he bring them up? Because they don't usually come from Europe, of course. Destroying civilization and the planet tho--we can thank his people for that.

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A Sharing of perspectives

Interesting snippets of his take on a range of views about where we are in today’s world, expressed with verve.