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Summary & Analysis of Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress | A Guide to the Book by Steven Pinker

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Narrated by: Satauna Howery
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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Steven Pinker wants to prove that we are living in a world that is better off than it has ever been, and it will only continue to get better. In Enlightenment Now, Pinker argues that the best tools we have come from the 18th century ideals of reason, science, progress, and humanism, and we can leverage them in very 21st century ways by using data to tell the story of our modern world.  

(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)

If you've been feeling like the world has been getting worse off, that violence is on the rise, or that humanity has already "peaked" then this audiobook will change your mind. Delve deep into the world of data where Pinker presents rock-solid arguments for the betterment of humanity as a whole. 

What does this ZIP Reads summary include?

  • A synopsis of the original book
  • An overview of the core tenets of Enlightenment thinking
  • Detailed chapter-by-chapter breakdowns
  • Key takeaways including major data points from Pinker's book
  • A in-depth editorial review of the merits and shortcomings of the original title
  • Editorial review of the original book
  • Short bio of Steven Pinker

About the original book: Enlightenment Now is Steven Pinker’s love letter to the Enlightenment. Knowledge, he argues, is our best tool against the traps set by atrophying political parties, salacious media, and theocratic social norms. With reason, science, and humanism - the foundational principles of the Enlightenment - and our modern ways of measuring progress by way of data, Pinker elegantly proves that the world is in a better place than it used to be, and things will only keep getting better so long as we stay committed to those principles.

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