The Long Reach of Reason

Great video about morality and the impact reason has had on moral progress throughout human history. Here’s the description:

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.

Give it a watch. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

 

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