SHSNY Great Lectures on DVD: The Better Angels of our Nature

  • June 26, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Stone Creek Bar & Lounge

Dr. Steven Pinker: The Better Angels of Our Nature

Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could conclude that we live in the most violent age ever seen.  Professor Pinker shows in his startling new work that the opposite is true: violence has been diminishing for millennia and we may be living in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence.

Professor Pinker shows that all these forms of violence have dwindled and are widely condemned.  How has this happened?  Pinker’s groundbreaking work explores the very essence of human nature. Mixing psychology and history he provides a remarkable picture of and increasingly nonviolent world.

The key, he explains, is to understand our intrinsic motives — the inner demons and the better angels — and how changing circumstances have allowed our better angels to prevail.

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