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Are Enlightenment Values Under Threat?

Stephen Fry in conversation with Steven Pinker

78 mins watch time

Posted February 2018

Philosophy, Science

The dominant narrative is of society in decline, and prophecies of doom are playing to our worst psychological fears – or temptations. But are things really getting worse? The eminent Harvard Professor Steven Pinker and the author, playwright and comedian Stephen Fry discuss the challenges we face in the 21st century and what we need to do to defend the values and ideas of the Enlightenment.