The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

A provocative history of violence—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Stuff of Thought and The Blank Slate

Believe it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species’ existence. In his gripping and controversial new work, New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows that despite the ceaseless news about war, crime, and terrorism, violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history. Exploding myths about humankind’s inherent…

The Better Angels Of Our Nature

ISBN 10 : 9781101544648
ISBN 13 : 1101544643

“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 Revie..

The Better Angels Of Our Nature

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ISBN 13 : 9781846140938

Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think this is the most violent age ever seen. Yet as bestselling author Pinker shows in th..

The Better Angels Of Our Nature

ISBN 10 : 9781351351171
ISBN 13 : 1351351176

Reasoning is the critical thinking skill concerned with the production of arguments: making them coherent, consistent, and well-supported; and responding to opposing positions wher..

Discourses On Violence And Punishment

ISBN 10 : 9781498513456
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This book brings together various discourses concerned with violence and punishment, paying special attention to the extreme variations of these phenomena. Starting from a narrow d..

Language Cognition And Human Nature

ISBN 10 : 9780199361151
ISBN 13 : 0199361150

Language, Cognition, and Human Nature collects together for the first time much of Steven Pinker's most influential scholarly work on language and cognition. Pinker's seminal resea..

The Objectification Spectrum

ISBN 10 : 9780199355433
ISBN 13 : 0199355436

What lies at the heart of humanity's capacity for evil? Any tenable answer to this age-old question must include an explanation of our penchant for objectifying and dehumanizing ou..

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