Harvard University professor and best-selling author Steven Pinker considers why open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement matter beyond the academy. He makes the case that healthy colleges and universities equip citizens, scientists, policymakers, parents, and others with the habits of heart and mind necessary to advance the human condition.

The talkback and Q&A host is Nick Gillespie, Editor-at-Large of Reason magazine.

Editor’s note: This episode is Steven Pinker’s keynote talk at the 2019 Heterodox Academy Conference.

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