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    • Enlightenment Now

    • The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
    • By: Steven Pinker
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker, read by Arthur Morey. Is modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible? If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred and irrationality. Yet, as Steven Pinker shows, if you follow the trendlines, you discover that our lives have become longer, healthier, safer and more prosperous - not just in the West but worldwide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must for everyone.

    • By ANDREW NORRIS on 15-02-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Better Angels of Our Nature

    • Why Violence Has Declined
    • By: Steven Pinker
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 36 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We’ve all had the experience of reading about a bloody war or shocking crime and asking, “What is the world coming to?” But we seldom ask, “How bad was the world in the past?” In this startling new book, the best-selling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse. In fact, we may be living in the most peaceable era in our species’ existence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Magnum Opus in every sense!

    • By Jeremy on 14-05-12

    Regular price: £32.89

    • How the Mind Works

    • By: Steven Pinker
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 26 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this delightful, acclaimed bestseller, one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational—and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions? What makes us happy, afraid, angry, disgusted, or sexually aroused? Why do we fall in love? And how do we grapple with the imponderables of morality, religion, and consciousness?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent But Long Winded

    • By Christopher Wilton on 19-01-12

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The Language Instinct

    • How the Mind Creates Language
    • By: Steven Pinker
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this classic, the world’s expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution. The Language Instinct received the William James Book Prize from the American Psychological Association....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Endlessly fascinating

    • By Dan Tench on 14-04-18

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Colombia's Milestone in World Peace

    • By: Steven Pinker, Juan Manuel Santos
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Colombia's Milestone in World Peace" is from the August 25, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Steven Pinker and Juan Manuel Santos and narrated by Corey M. Snow.

    Regular price: £0.79