[This one with Steven Pinker is quite sold out. Few walkups will make it in.
Fortunately our LIVESTREAM <http://longnow.org/live/> for members has become
really good—the slides are even better than in the theater, and--just like the
theater audience--you can write questions that may get to the stage. I
recommend it for any of these SALT talks or Interval Conversations
The Enlightenment worked, says Steven Pinker. By promoting reason, science,
humanism, progress, and peace, the programs set in motion by the 18th-Century
intellectual movement became so successful we’ve lost track of what that
success came from.
Some even discount the success itself, preferring to ignore or deny how much
better off humanity keeps becoming, decade after decade, in terms of health,
food, money, safety, education, justice, and opportunity.
This is the 21st Century, not the 18th, with different problems and different
tools. What are Enlightenment values and programs for now?
A psychology professor at Harvard, Steven Pinker is the author of:
Enlightenment Now (2018); The Better Angels of Our Nature (2011); The Blank
Slate (2002); How the Mind Works (1997); and The Language Instinct (1994)
"A New Enlightenment," Steven Pinker, SFJAZZ Center, Hayes Valley, San
Francisco, 7pm, Tuesday March 13. The show starts promptly at 7:30pm.
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