It’s impossible not to like Steve Pinker, for he’s simply a nice guy; and one must also admire his diligence, for he’s able to turn out book after book in quick order, and books that are packed with intellectual depth. I don’t know how he does it, and I’m extremely jealous! In this short interview, Pinker tells us what he’s working on, something I found out by simply asking him about six months ago. He’s not secretive about his projects.
It is in fact a book on the benefits of scientism, and is based on a New Republic article that you can find here. I think that upcoming book will be very good. Pinker also recommends a book by David Deutsch I haven’t read, and you can see which one by watching the three-minute interview. If anyone has read Deutsch’s book, weigh in below.