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12 weeks, Thursdays, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Is the world really falling apart? In Steven Pinker’s book Enlightenment Now, he recounts progress across a broad range of metrics—health, wars, the environment, happiness, equal rights, quality of life—and concludes that through the amazing achievements of modernity, humankind has never been so peaceful, healthy, and prosperous. Applying the ideals of the Enlightenment to the present, Pinker makes the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress to evaluate the state of the world today.