Steven Pinker

Thursday, October 13, 2011 @ 1:00pm

Event Info

Admission

FREE

Venue

Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Library Center

400 S. State St.

Chicago, 

IL 

60605

Presenter

Chicago Public Library
312-747-4300

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

Steven Pinker, one of the world’s leading authorities on language and the mind and author of the books The Stuff of Thought, The Blank Slate, and How the Mind Works, discusses and signs his latest book, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. Pinker explores the essence of human nature, mixing psychology and history to provide a picture of an increasingly nonviolent world. The key, he argues, is to understand our intrinsic motives—the inner demons that incline us toward violence and the better angels that steer us away.

This event is presented in partnership with the Illinois Science Council. Registration is REQUIRED. To register, go to www.chicagopubliclibraryevents.eventbrite.com.