Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Steven Pinker: The Enlightenment and the Tragedy of the Commons

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Behavior, Nature of Science, History of Science, Culture, Science & Society

Ed Hessler

"Cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker argues (in this 4 m 28 s)" presentation "that while the Enlightenment ideals of using knowledge to enhance human well-being are not inherently natural to us, they are vital for societal progress.

"But one obstacle standing in front of greater progress centers on game theory, particularly situations involving the tragedy of the commons."

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