Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Thinking, feeling, change

I just thoroughly enjoyed this:
In a time when irrationality seems to rule both politics and culture, has reasoned thinking finally lost its power? Watch as psychologist Steven Pinker is gradually, brilliantly persuaded by philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein that reason is actually the key driver of human moral progress, even if its effect sometimes takes generations to unfold.

Although, despite it all, I'm still a massive champion of compassion, empathy and love, especially when coupled with reasoned thinking.

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