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Sense and sensibility: Steven Pinker and Rory Sutherland on reason vs instinct

Steven Pinker and Rory Sutherland on reason vs instinct

18 December 2021

9:00 AM

18 December 2021

9:00 AM

Steven Pinker’s latest book is called Rationality. Rory Sutherland is The Spectator’s Wiki Man. We arranged for them to meet at the Cucumber restaurant, where they discussed the logic of monarchy, gender-bending, and why academics are unreasonably obsessed with wine.

Steven Pinker: Part of the reason I wrote Rationality was to ask, how there can be so much irrationality in an era that has the resources for unprecedented rationality.

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