The Better Angels of Our Nature

Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think this is the most violent age ever seen.

The Better Angels of Our Nature

The Better Angels of Our Nature

Believe it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful time in out species' history. In this epic exploration of the human condition, Steven Pinker shows that, despite the constant stream of news about war, crime and terrorism, violence of all kinds has been decreasing. Barbaric practices such as human sacrifice, torture-executions and chattel slavery have been abolished; rates of death from war and homicide are dramatically down; and brutality towards minorities, women, children and animals is in steady decline. Weaving together psychology and history, science and popular culture, The Better Angles of Our Nature reinvigorates the ideals of modernity, progress and enlightenment. 'His book will change the way you see the world . . . Pinker's powerful ideas, vivid stories and sparkling prose make this hard to put down.' Daily Mail 'May prove to be one of the great books of our time . . . he writes like an angel.' Economist 'Masterly, a supremely important book . . . For anyone interested in human nature, it is engrossing.' The New York Times 'Marvellous . . . riveting and myth-destroying.' New Statesman 'A marvellous synthesis of science, history and storytelling, written in Pinker's distinctively entertaining and clear personal style . . . I was astonished by the extent to which violence has declined in every shape, form and scale.' Financial Times 'An outstanding fruitful read, with fascinating nuggets on almost every page.' Sunday Times, Book of the Year

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The Better Angels of Our Nature
Language: un
Pages: 1026
Authors: Steven Pinker
Categories: Violence
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher:

Believe it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful time in out species' history. In this epic exploration of the human condition, Steven Pinker shows that, despite the constant stream of news about war, crime and terrorism, violence of all kinds has been decreasing. Barbaric practices
The Better Angels of Our Nature
Language: un
Pages: 832
Authors: Steven Pinker
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-04 - Publisher: Penguin

“If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this—the most inspiring book I've ever read." —Bill Gates (May, 2017) Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year The author of Enlightenment Now and The New York Times bestseller
The Better Angels of Our Nature
Language: un
Pages: 1056
Authors: Steven Pinker
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-06 - Publisher: Penguin UK

'The most inspiring book I've ever read' Bill Gates, 2017 'A brilliant, mind-altering book ... Everyone should read this astonishing book' Guardian 'Will change the way you see the world' Daily Mail Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2012 Wasn't the twentieth century the most violent in history? In his
An Analysis of Steven Pinker's The Better Angels of Our Nature
Language: un
Pages: 106
Authors: Joulia Smortchkova
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-05 - Publisher: CRC Press

Reasoning is the critical thinking skill concerned with the production of arguments: making them coherent, consistent, and well-supported; and responding to opposing positions where necessary. The Better Angels of Our Nature offers a step-by-step class in precisely these skills. Author Steven Pinker's central thesis is simple: mankind has become increasingly
The Better Angels of Our Nature
Language: un
Pages: 106
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Categories: Psychology
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Reasoning is the critical thinking skill concerned with the production of arguments: making them coherent, consistent, and well-supported; and responding to opposing positions where necessary. The Better Angels of Our Nature offers a step-by-step class in precisely these skills. Author Steven Pinker's central thesis is simple: mankind has become increasingly

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