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Do humankind's best days lie ahead? : Pinker and Ridley vs. De Botton and Gladwell, edited by Rudyard Griffiths

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Do humankind's best days lie ahead? : Pinker and Ridley vs. De Botton and Gladwell
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Do humankind's best days lie ahead?
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Pinker and Ridley vs. De Botton and Gladwell
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edited by Rudyard Griffiths
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eng
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"Progress. It is one of the animating concepts of the modern era. From the Enlightenment onwards, the West has had an enduring belief that through the evolution of institutions, innovations, and ideas, the human condition is improving. This process is supposedly accelerating as new technologies, individual freedoms, and the spread of global norms empower individuals and societies around the world. But is progress inevitable? Its critics argue that human civilization has become different, not better, over the last two and a half centuries. What is seen as a breakthrough or innovation in one period becomes a setback or limitation in another. In short, progress is an ideology not a fact; a way of thinking about the world as opposed to a description of reality. In the seventeenth semi-annual Munk Debate, which was held in Toronto on November 6, 2015, pioneering cognitive scientist Steven Pinker and influential author Matt Ridley squared off against noted philosopher Alain de Botton and bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell to debate whether humankind's best days lie ahead."--
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • 1954-
  • 1963-
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  • Pinker, Steven
  • Ridley, Matt
  • De Botton, Alain
  • Gladwell, Malcolm
  • Griffiths, Rudyard
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The Munk debates
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  • Progress
  • Civilization
  • Forecasting
  • Social prediction
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Do humankind's best days lie ahead? : Pinker and Ridley vs. De Botton and Gladwell, edited by Rudyard Griffiths
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Contents
Do humankind's best days lie ahead? -- Pre-debate interviews with Rudyard Griffiths -- Post-debate commentary
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ocn945106511
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20 cm.
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viii, 111 pages
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9781487001681
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)945106511
Label
Do humankind's best days lie ahead? : Pinker and Ridley vs. De Botton and Gladwell, edited by Rudyard Griffiths
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Do humankind's best days lie ahead? -- Pre-debate interviews with Rudyard Griffiths -- Post-debate commentary
Control code
ocn945106511
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 111 pages
Isbn
9781487001681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945106511

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