List Price: $35.00 Details
Save: $18.41 (53%)
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime & FREE Returns
Return this item for free
  • Free returns are available for the shipping address you chose. You can return the item for any reason in new and unused condition: no shipping charges
  • Learn more about free returns.
How to return the item?
FREE delivery:
Get free shipping
Free shipping within the U.S. when you order $25.00 of eligible items shipped by Amazon.
Or get faster shipping on this item starting at $5.99 . (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
Friday, July 30 on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon. Details
Fastest delivery: Thursday, July 29
Order within 15 hrs and 3 mins
Details
Only 18 left in stock (more on the way).
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to listen? Try Audible.
$$16.59 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
$$16.59
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date, and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from Amazon.com
Sold by Amazon.com
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Return policy: This item is returnable
In most cases, items shipped from Amazon.com may be returned for a full refund.
Enlightenment Now: The Ca... has been added to your Cart
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime
FREE delivery:
Get free shipping
Free shipping within the U.S. when you order $25.00 of eligible items shipped by Amazon.
Or get faster shipping on this item starting at $5.99 . (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
Friday, July 30 on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon. Details
Fastest delivery: Wednesday, July 28
Order within 15 hrs and 3 mins
Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine and cover may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels or previous owner inscriptions. 100% GUARANTEE! Shipped with delivery confirmation, if you're not satisfied with purchase please return item for full refund.
<Embed>
Other Sellers on Amazon
$13.90
& FREE Shipping
Sold by: ASSURED SERVICES
Sold by: ASSURED SERVICES
(117 ratings)
83% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
$8.47
+ $5.43 shipping
Sold by: Beach Plum Books
Sold by: Beach Plum Books
(293 ratings)
87% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
$10.57
+ $4.99 shipping
Sold by: LV_STORE
Sold by: LV_STORE
(8231 ratings)
96% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress Hardcover – Illustrated, February 13, 2018

4.5 out of 5 stars 3,311 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover, Illustrated
$16.59
$8.47 $2.39
Great on Kindle
Great Experience. Great Value.
iphone with kindle app
Putting our best book forward
Each Great on Kindle book offers a great reading experience, at a better value than print to keep your wallet happy.

Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip.

View high quality images that let you zoom in to take a closer look.

Enjoy features only possible in digital – start reading right away, carry your library with you, adjust the font, create shareable notes and highlights, and more.

Discover additional details about the events, people, and places in your book, with Wikipedia integration.

Get the free Kindle app: Link to the kindle app page Link to the kindle app page
Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. Learn more about Great on Kindle, available in select categories.

There is a newer edition of this item:

Enlightenment Now
$17.95
(3,311)
In Stock.

An Amazon Book with Buzz: "The Therapist" by B. A. Paris
"Suspicion, betrayal and dark secrets abound in this tense story." ―T.M. Logan Learn more

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
  • +
  • Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
  • +
  • The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
Some of these items ship sooner than the others.
Choose items to buy together.

From the Publisher

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

An Amazon Best Book of March 2018: Given the 24-hour news cycle to which we have grown accustomed, it’s difficult to navigate life and think that everything is peachy. But Steven Pinker has set out, first in The Better Angels of Our Nature, and now in Enlightenment Now, to illustrate that there has never been a better time to be a human being. In his new book, Pinker points out that the slow creep of progress is not as newsworthy as, say, an earthquake or an explosion. So it’s clear why we don’t always have the sense that things are getting better. But the Enlightenment—with its dedication to science, reason, humanism, and progress—has led people to live longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives. And Pinker uses charts, data, history, and a firm dedication to his cause to empirically prove that we are living in better times. It makes sense to be skeptical of a scientist arguing that that science is the answer. And his optimism won’t always jibe with your personal experience or judgement. But there’s lots to chew on here—and it’s so easy to obsess on the intrusions and negatives of technology and “advancement” that this book can serve as a kind of antidote. —Chris Schluep, the Amazon Book Review

Review

One of The Guardian’s “Books to Buy in 2018”

"The world is getting better, even if it doesn’t always feel that way. I’m glad we have brilliant thinkers like Steven Pinker to help us see the big picture. Enlightenment Now is not only the best book Pinker’s ever written. It’s my new favorite book of all time.”—Bill Gates

“A terrific book…[Pinker] recounts the progress across a broad array of metrics, from health to wars, the environment to happiness, equal rights to quality of life.”—Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times

"Steven Pinker’s mind bristles with pure, crystalline intelligence, deep knowledge and human sympathy."—Richard Dawkins

“Pinker is a paragon of exactly the kind of intellectual honesty and courage we need to restore conversation and community.”—David Brooks, The New York Times

“[Enlightenment Now] is magnificent, uplifting and makes you want to rush to your laptop and close your Twitter account.”The Economist

“[A] magisterial new book…Enlightenment Now is the most uplifting work of science I’ve ever read.”Science Magazine

“A passionate and persuasive defense of reason and science…[and] an urgently needed reminder that progress is, to no small extent, a result of values that have served us - and can serve us - extraordinarily well.”The Philadelphia Inquirer

“A meticulous defense of science and objective analysis, [and] a rebuttal to the tribalism, knee-jerk partisanship and disinformation that taints our politics.”San Francisco Chronicle

“Brimming with surprising data and entertaining anecdotes.”Financial Times

“[Pinker] makes a powerful case that the main line of history has been, since the Enlightenment, one of improvement.”Scientific American

“Let’s stop once in a while to enjoy the view—I’m glad Pinker is pushing for this in a world that does it too rarely… It’s hard not to be convinced.”—Quartz

Enlightenment Now is formidable.”Financial Times

“As a demonstration of the value of reason, knowledge, and curiosity, Enlightenment Now can hardly be bettered.”The Boston Globe

“With a wealth of knowledge, graphs and statistics, a strong grasp of history, and an engaging style of writing…Enlightenment Now provides a convincing case for gratitude.”Pittsburgh Post Gazette

“A masterly defense of the values of modernity against ‘progressophobes’.”Times Higher Education

“Enlightenment Now strikes a powerful blow against the contemporary mystifications being peddled by tribalists on both the left and the right.”—Reason

“Pinker presents graphs and data which deserve to be reckoned with by fair-minded people. His conclusion is provocative, as anything by Pinker is likely to be.” Colorado Springs Gazette

“Elegantly [argues] that in various ways humanity has every reason to be optimistic over life in the twenty-first century…. A defense of progress that will provoke deep thinking and thoughtful discourse among his many fans.”Booklist

“Pinker defends progressive ideals against contemporary critics, pundits, cantankerous philosophers, and populist politicians to demonstrate how far humanity has come since the Enlightenment…In an era of increasingly “dystopian rhetoric,” Pinker’s sober, lucid, and meticulously researched vision of human progress is heartening and important.”Publishers Weekly

“[An] impeccably written text full of interesting tidbits from neuroscience and other disciplines…The author examines the many ways in which Enlightenment ideals have given us lives that our forebears would envy even if gloominess and pessimism are the order of the day.” —Kirkus Review

Praise for The Better Angels of Our Nature:

“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)

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Viking; Illustrated edition (February 13, 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 576 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0525427570
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0525427575
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.9 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.44 x 1.68 x 9.53 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,311 ratings

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5
3,311 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on December 25, 2018
Verified Purchase
317 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2018
Verified Purchase
347 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2018
Verified Purchase
209 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2018
Verified Purchase
121 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Charles
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant – with one flaw
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 17, 2019
Verified Purchase
80 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Ricky
1.0 out of 5 stars Blinded by the light!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 4, 2018
Verified Purchase
100 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Twelfth Monkey
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, how I've ummed and ah-ed about reviewing this!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 29, 2018
Verified Purchase
53 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Eddie Starlink
5.0 out of 5 stars Life-changing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 31, 2018
Verified Purchase
44 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Dr A Butterworth
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 7, 2018
Verified Purchase
39 people found this helpful
Report abuse