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Steven Pinker in conversation with Niall Ferguson (Virtual)

October 13 @ 6:00 pm

Free
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Renowned cognitive scientist Steven Pinker offers a primer in logical thinking in his newest book “Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters.” Pinker, a prize-winning experimental psychologist who focuses on cognition, language and social relations, helps us to understand why there is so much irrationality in the world today. How can a species that developed Covid-19 vaccines in less than a year also produce so much fake news, medical quackery and conspiracy theorizing? His conversation with historian and author Niall Ferguson premieres on October 13, 2021 at 6pmPT. In “Rationality” Pinker shares his ultimate message of positivity that humans, who have demonstrated throughout history its ability to use the powerful tools of reasoning to enrich lives, will use rationality again to create better choices for society in this uncertain time.
RSVP for complimentary link to view event. Signed copies (bookplate) of “Rationality” available.

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Date:
October 13
Time:
6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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https://livetalksla.org/events/stevenpinker/

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