The Twelfth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thursday, November 18th to Sunday, November 21st 2021

Literature Unmasked

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Un-Common Sense

  • Saturday, 20th Nov
  • 9:00 pm - 9:45 pm IST

Why do we find ourselves flooded with fake news, medical quackery and conspiracy theorizing? We think in ways that are sensible in the low-tech contexts in which we spend most of our lives, but fail to do so in the wider context. Steven Pinker on why collective rationality matters and how it is the ultimate driver of social justice and moral progress.


Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker is a professor of Psychology at Harvard University and a popular writer on language, mind and human nature. His latest book Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters was published in September 2021

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Books In The Session


  • Steven Pinker
  • Allen Lane


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