- Russell Blackford
- Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019) and AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021).
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
On Pinker and violence
Three pieces on the ABC Religion and Ethics site: one by Pinker himself, which summarises his views on the historical decline of violence ... one by John Gray (who takes Pinker to task in a way that many of you will be familiar with if you've read a lot of his work) ... and one by me (basically a positive review of Pinker's new book, The Better Angels of Our Nature.)