The better angels of our nature audiobook


"If I might offer each of you a graduation current, it would be this--the many inspiring book I"ve ever check out. --Bill Gates

A provocative history of violence--from the New York Times bestmarketing author of The Stuff of Thought, The Blank Slate, and also Enlightenment Now.

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Believe it or not, this day we might be living in the many relaxed minute in our species" existence. In his gripping and controversial new work, New York Times bestmarketing author Stalso Pinker mirrors that despite the ceasemuch less news around battle, crime, and also terrorism, violence has actually been in decrease over long stretches of history. Exploding myths about humankind"s innate violence and also the curse of modernity, this ambitious book continues Pinker"s expedition of the essence of humale nature, mixing psychology and background to carry out a impressive photo of an increasingly enlightened world.

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Product Details

$21.00 $19.32
Penguin Group
Publish Date
September 25, 2012
6.0 X 9.0 X 1.7 inches | 1.6 pounds
BISAC Categories:
Violence in Society
Social Psychology
Philosophy & Social Aspects

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About the Author

Stalso Pinker is the Harvard College Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and also the winner of many kind of awards for his study, teaching, and also publications, he has been named among Time"s 100 Many Influential People in the World Today and also Fopower Policy"s 100 Global Thinkers.


"If I might provide each of you a graduation present, it would be this--the most inspiring book I"ve ever read."--Bill Gates (May, 2017)

A Mark Zuckerberg "Year of Books" Pick

"My favorite book of the last decade is Pinker"s Better Angels of Our Nature. It is a long yet prodiscovered look at the reduction in violence and discrimicountry over time."--Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft

"For anyone interested in huguy nature, the product is engrossing, and when the going gets hefty, Pinker knows just how to lighten it through ironic comments and also a touch of humor. . . . A supremely essential book. To have actually command of so a lot research study, spreview throughout so many kind of different fields, is a masterly achievement."--The New York Times Book Review

"An extraordinary selection of research . . . a masterly effort."--The Wall surface Street Journal

"Better Angels is a monumental success. His book need to make it much harder for pessimists to cling to their gloomy vision of the future. Whether war is an old adaptation or a pernicious cultural infection, we are discovering exactly how to get rid of it."--Slate


"The majesty of Pinker"s theories is just one side of the story. The other side is the modesty of how he constructed them. It all provides sense, as soon as you look at it the right means."-- The New York Times Book Review

"Packed with information, clear, witty, attrproactively composed."--The New York Rewatch of Books

"Engaging and witty ...Everyone with an interest in language and also exactly how it gets to be how it is--that is, everyone interested in exactly how we get to be humale and also execute our humale business--have to review THE STUFF OF THOUGHT."-- Science


"An extremely excellent book--clear, well suggested, fair, learned, hard, witty, humane, stimulating."--Colin McGinn, The Washington Post

"Sweeping, erudite, sharply argued, and also fun to read...additionally very persuasive."--Time