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The Better Angels of Our Nature - Part 1
« on: December 19, 2016, 02:44:10 AM »
As opposed to the former thinkers in this series about violence, the cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker doesn’t think humans are naturally peaceful and non-violent. Along his extensive book about violence The Better Angels of Our Nature he thoroughly specifies how violent humans are and how violent humans can be.
However, another difference between him and the former mentioned thinkers, is that Pinker persistently argues that despite humans’ natural tendency to violence, despite its abundance through history and despite public image, violence has declined over long stretches of time, and today we may be living in the most peaceable era of our species’ existence.

This is the first part of a critical review of his theory.


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