• 0%
    0 votes
  • Rate this episode
    What did you think?
  • 65
    watchers
  • 87
    plays
  • 155
    collected
  • 2
    lists
PosterPoster

TED Talks: Season 2014

2014x51 Steven Pinker and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: The long reach of reason
TV-PG

  • 2014-03-16T21:00:00-07:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Here's a TED first: an animated Socratic dialog! In a time when irrationality seems to rule both politics and culture, has reasoned thinking finally lost its power? Watch as psychologist Steven Pinker is gradually, brilliantly persuaded by philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein that reason is actually the key driver of human moral progress, even if its effect sometimes takes generations to unfold. The dialog was recorded live at TED, and animated, in incredible, often hilarious, detail by Cognitive.

Loading...