“The world has far too much morality” Steven Pinker
Steven Pinker is a cognitive psychologist, linguist, best-selling science writer and one of the world’s most influential intellectuals. He currently holds the position of Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University and is perhaps best known for his support of the computational theory of mind, as well as his advocacy of evolutionary psychology. More recently, Steven has argued that the world is getting better with time, citing the decline in violence as just one example.
Steven has authored eight popular science books that have covered subjects ranging from language to the workings and evolution of the human brain. In 2004, Steven was named one of Time magazine’s top 100 most influential people in the world, and has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He has also been awarded prizes from renowned institutions such as American Psychological Association and the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. In 2013, Steven delivered the prestigious Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh.
“Pinker is right. Not just a bit right, but completely, utterly, incontrovertibly right” The Daily Mail