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How To Be An Excellent Human: Mysticism, Evolutionary Psychology and the Good Life Paperback – February 7, 2013
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
About the Author
Bill Meacham studied philosophy at Williams College, Columbia University and the University of Texas at Austin. After receiving his Ph.D., he spent many years as a computer programmer, systems analyst and project manager. Now an independent scholar in philosophy, he brings the precision required for good software development to the analysis of philosophical concepts and to the deep questions posed by philosophy: What's real? How do we know what's real? And what shall we do about what's real? His writings can be found at http://www.bmeacham.com.