This event has already happened. Check out our other great events!


Steven Pinker | Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Thu, March 1, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00, $38.00 optional single + book

Auditorium sold out. In-house simulcast tickets available.

Possessed of “the kind of academic superbrain that can translate otherwise impenetrable statistics into a meaningful narrative of human behaviour” (Sunday Times), cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker is the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature, Pulitzer Prize finalists The Blank Slate and How the Mind Works, and The Sense of Style, a guide to practical and elegant writing. He is a professor of psychology at Harvard University. His latest book, a follow-up to the optimistic The Better Angels of Our Nature, posits that the Enlightenment-era ideals of reason and science are solving some of the world’s toughest problems.

Meelya Gordon Memorial Lecture

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-567-4341

Upcoming Events at Parkway Central Library

Saturday, April 21, 2018
2:00 P.M.
6:00 P.M.
Sunday, April 22, 2018

Upcoming Author Events - Ticketed Series Events

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
7:30 P.M.
Bill Clinton & James Patterson | The President is Missing | Irvine Auditorium | University of Pennsylvania | 3401 Spruce St. | Philadelphia, PA 19104