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Žijeme v době bezprecedentního míru? : Steven Pinker a jeho percepce v odborné literatuře

Title in English Do We Live in an Era of Unprecedented Peace? : Steven Pinker and his Perception in Academic Literature

BÍZIK Vladimír KŘÍŽ Zdeněk

Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Obrana a strategie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Keywords Pacification; War; Peace; Human Nature
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Description The article sums up the main ideas of Steven Pinker’s book The Better Angels of our Nature, and introduces main currents of its criticism. The currents are categorized; thereafter the strength of Pinker’s opponents’ arguments is evaluated. The conclusions points towards coherence and sound empirical foundation of the school of thought emphasizing the civilizational downward trend in violence. Recognition of these trends can in turn help determine further steps in mitigating levels of political violence.
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