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How We Evaluate Our Current Circumstances: Talking to Steven Pinker

July 27, 2018
"In what ways do progressive critics of the Enlightenment’s legacy find themselves nonetheless indebted to Enlightenment principles and argumentative practices? In what ways might constrictive counter-Enlightenment trends prompt sober, empirically circumspect thinkers to become ever more engaged, impassioned, inventive writers? When I want to ask such questions, I pose them to Steven Pinker. This present conversation (transcribed by Phoebe Kaufman) focuses on Pinker’s ... Read more about How We Evaluate Our Current Circumstances: Talking to Steven Pinker