Steven Pinker

Think with Pinker
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    We live in an era of fake news, conspiracy theories and 'post-truth' rhetoric. So how can we be rational in the modern world?

    Steven Pinker is a cognitive scientist at Harvard and he wants to help us get better at making sense of the confused world we live in.

    In this 12-part Radio 4 series, Professor Pinker examines how we can be better critical thinkers. He explores the topic in discussion with fellow critical thinkers, including Daniel Kahneman and real-world practitioners such as Bill Gates and Roula Khalaf.

    In each episode, Pinker examines a different way the human brain can be tripped up, from understanding probability to the difference between correlation and causation.

RELEASED 21/07/2022

Steven Pinker is an experimental cognitive scientist. Currently Johnstone Professor of Psychology at Harvard, he has also taught at Stanford and MIT. He has won many prizes for his research, teaching, and his eleven books, including The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, The Better Angels of Our Nature, and Enlightenment Now. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, a Humanist of the Year, a recipient of nine honorary doctorates, one of Foreign Policy's 'World's Top 100 Public Intellectuals' and Time's '100 Most Influential People in the World Today'.

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