All Videos Tagged death-count (Tulsa Peace Fellowship) - Tulsa Peace Fellowship 2021-12-06T11:24:10Z https://tulsapeacefellowship.ning.com/video/video/listTagged?tag=death-count&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Prof. Steven Pinker - The good news about the Long Peace of the later 20th century and the New Peace of the early 21st tag:tulsapeacefellowship.ning.com,2017-11-14:2567841:Video:38263 2017-11-14T17:08:59.087Z Tony Nuspl https://tulsapeacefellowship.ning.com/profile/TonyNuspl <a href="https://tulsapeacefellowship.ning.com/video/prof-steven-pinker-the-good-news-about-the-long-peace-of-the"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2511177831?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Professor Pinker explores ideas drawn from his book entitled The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence has Declined (2011).<br></br> <br></br> About minute 49' in the lecture, Pinker makes the point that reason "allows us to extract ourselves from our parochial vantage points," which makes it harder to denigrate others or dehumanize others… <a href="https://tulsapeacefellowship.ning.com/video/prof-steven-pinker-the-good-news-about-the-long-peace-of-the"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2511177831?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Professor Pinker explores ideas drawn from his book entitled The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence has Declined (2011).<br /> <br /> About minute 49' in the lecture, Pinker makes the point that reason "allows us to extract ourselves from our parochial vantage points," which makes it harder to denigrate others or dehumanize others just because you're you and someone else isn't. Reason also allows us to see "the futility of cycles of violence", and therefore, to explore possibilities of extracting ourselves from the pointless cycle of violence, such as by viewing it as a problem to be solved, rather than as a contest to be won.