Literary Arts

Steven Pinker

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Steven Pinker, an acclaimed cognitive psychologist and best-selling science writer, first rose to prominence with his theory that evolution can explain our species' innate capacity for language. His latest book, Enlightenment Now, defends the idea that reason drives history forward, and that the principles of science and humanism are directly enhancing the quality of life for everyone--not just those in the West.

This is what SF/Arts curator Evan Karp has to say about Steven Pinker :

Acclaimed cognitive scientist and one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World Today, Steven Pinker returns to the Bay Area for a discussion of his popular new book “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress,” which uses statistics to argue that health, prosperity, safety, peace and happiness have tended to rise worldwide since the Enlightenment.

Event Info
Jan 15
Tue at 7 pm
Jewish Community Center
3200 California, San Francisco
Info: 292-1200
Venue: 882-7740
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