We Hardly Understand the Dynamics of Progress

Steven Pinker, optimism and how to live

Our intuition tells us that technology, social norms, movements, and ideas just move forward through time, as if progress is a river and those things are on a raft gliding through.

That the passing of time is sufficient for advancements to occur.

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Essays about why we believe what we do, how post-truth societies come to a public understanding about truth, and how we might do better.

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Maarten van Doorn

Maarten van Doorn

PhD philosophy. Essays about why we believe what we do, how societies come to a public understanding about truth, and how we might do better (crazy times)

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