Steven Pinker on reason and the decline of violence

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October 20, 2011
The Moral Sciences Club
by Will Wilkinson  
Posted in Commentary

"Quibbles about measurement aside, I agree with Steven Pinker that humans have become astoundingly more peaceful over the past several centuries. What I found unsatisfactory about Better Angels of Our Nature is precisely the rationalist element of Pinker's explanation for the decline of violence which Peter Singer singles out for praise ..." (10/19/11)  

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