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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined



“If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this—the most inspiring book I’ve ever read.”
Bill Gates (May, 2017)

A provocative history of violence—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Stuff of Thought and The Blank Slate

Believe it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species’ existence. In his gripping and controversial new work, New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows that despite the ceaseless news about war,…

The Better Angels Of Our Nature

Pub Date : 2012-09-01 | Author : Steven Pinker | Publisher : Penguin Books

ISBN 10 : 9780143122012
ISBN 13 : 0143122010

Presents a controversial history of violence which argues that today's world is the most peaceful time in human existence, drawing on psychological insights into intrinsic values t..


The Better Angels Of Our Nature

Pub Date : 2011-10-04 | Author : Steven Pinker | Publisher : Penguin

ISBN 10 : 9781101544648
ISBN 13 : 1101544643

“If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this—the most inspiring book I've ever read." —Bill Gates (May, 2017) Selected by The New York Times Book Revie..


The Better Angels Of Our Nature

Pub Date : 2011-10-06 | Author : Steven Pinker | Publisher : Penguin UK

ISBN 10 : 9780141959740
ISBN 13 : 0141959746

'The most inspiring book I've ever read' Bill Gates, 2017 'A brilliant, mind-altering book ... Everyone should read this astonishing book' Guardian 'Will change the way you see the..


The Sense Of Style

Pub Date : 2015-09-22 | Author : Steven Pinker | Publisher : Penguin Books

ISBN 10 : 9780143127796
ISBN 13 : 0143127799

"Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing--..


The Stuff Of Thought

Pub Date : 2007-09-11 | Author : Steven Pinker | Publisher : Penguin

ISBN 10 : 9781101202609
ISBN 13 : 1101202602

This New York Times bestseller is an exciting and fearless investigation of language from the author of Better Angels of Our Nature and The Sense of Style "Curious, inventive, fear..


Language Cognition And Human Nature

Pub Date : 2013-09-27 | Author : Steven Pinker | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199361151
ISBN 13 : 0199361150

Language, Cognition, and Human Nature collects together for the first time much of Steven Pinker's most influential scholarly work on language and cognition. Pinker's seminal resea..


How The Mind Works

Pub Date : 2009-06-22 | Author : Steven Pinker | Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN 10 : 9780393069730
ISBN 13 : 0393069737

“A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear.” —New York Review of Books In this Pulitzer Prize finalist and national bestseller, one of the world's leading cogn..


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