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

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

Label
Do humankind's best days lie ahead? : Pinker and Ridley vs. De Botton and Gladwell : the munk debates
Title
Do humankind's best days lie ahead?
Title remainder
Pinker and Ridley vs. De Botton and Gladwell : the munk debates
Statement of responsibility
edited by Rudyard Griffiths
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Debates, which was held in Toronto on November 6, 2015, pioneering cognitive scientist Steven Pinker and best-selling author Matt Ridley squared off against noted philosopher Alain de Botton and best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell to debate whether humankind's best days lie ahead, "--Amazon.com
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Issued also in electronic format.
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
303.44
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM891
LC item number
.D64 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1954-
  • 1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • De Botton, Alain
  • Pinker, Steven
  • Ridley, Matt
  • Griffiths, Rudyard
  • Gladwell, Malcolm
Series statement
The Munk debates
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Progress
  • Civilization
  • Forecasting
  • Social prediction
Label
Do humankind's best days lie ahead? : Pinker and Ridley vs. De Botton and Gladwell : the munk debates, edited by Rudyard Griffiths
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Do Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead? -- Pre-Debate Interviews with Rudyard Griffiths -- Post-Debate Commentary
Control code
1693648
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 111 pages
Isbn
9781487001681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1693648
  • (OCoLC)945106511
Label
Do humankind's best days lie ahead? : Pinker and Ridley vs. De Botton and Gladwell : the munk debates, edited by Rudyard Griffiths
Publication
Copyright
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
1693648
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 111 pages
Isbn
9781487001681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1693648
  • (OCoLC)945106511

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