In his book Enlightenment Now, Pinker makes the case that Enlightenment principles of reason, science and humanism are directly enhancing the quality of life for everyone—not just the West. However, a number of Anti-Enlightenment practices threaten the progress of human development. According to Pinker, dedication to romantic ideologies, political affiliations and religions have protected unscientific arguments, preventing resolutions on issues ranging from gun violence to climate change. 

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Steven Pinker
Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology, Harvard University; Author, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress; Twitter @sapinker
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In Conversation with Kishore Hari
Host, "Inquiring Minds" Podcast