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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined - Steven Pinker
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670022953 (0670022950)
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 832
Edition language: English
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riley rated it
5.0 One of the most important books you'll ever read
XOX rated it
5.0 John Gray versus Pinker on Violence: “The Sorcery of Numbers”
I read Stephen Pinker books, including this one on violence. So it is why I know that jerk John Gray hasn't really read the book. Or read the book but didn't really read it. You couldn't browse through a book and pretended you comprehend it. Study (citation later) shows that browsing is just ski...
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4.0 The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
This was a very good book, but long and sometimes the statistics got tedious. I can understand why he seemed determined to provide inexhaustible evidence for something he knew his audience might have trouble believing, but it's very difficult to read through descriptions of dry study after study on...
XOX rated it
5.0 Steven Pinker talks about decline in human violence
If this is your first Steven Pinker book, then you are in for a treat. I have read several of his work and they all make me learned something new. As this is a long book. I would do it section by section. First section: Prefix This is more like an overview when Steven explains his intention of writi...
Warwick rated it
VIOLENCE HAS DECLINED, AND I WILL KICK THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF ANYONE WHO SAYS IT HASN'T Disappointingly, Pinker strikes a slightly less confrontational tone than that, but the basic idea is the same. His thesis is that violence of every kind, from international warfare down to murder and corporal pu...
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