A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 01 - part 1 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 01 - The Human Family - Introduction Dr. Yuval Noah Harari One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited planet Earth. Our species, Homo sapiens, was just one among them. Who were the others? Where did they come from? And what happened to them? Why is there today only one species of humans—Homo sapiens?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 01 - part 2 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 01 - The Human Family - Part 2 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited planet Earth. Our species, Homo sapiens, was just one among them. Who were the others? Where did they come from? And what happened to them? Why is there today only one species of humans—Homo sapiens?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 01 - part 3 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 01 - The Human Family - Part 3 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited planet Earth. Our species, Homo sapiens, was just one among them. Who were the others? Where did they come from? And what happened to them? Why is there today only one species of humans—Homo sapiens?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 01 - part 4 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 1 - The Human Family - Part 4 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited planet Earth. Our species, Homo sapiens, was just one among them. Who were the others? Where did they come from? And what happened to them? Why is there today only one species of humans—Homo sapiens?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 01 - part 5 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 1 - The Human Family - Part 5 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited planet Earth. Our species, Homo sapiens, was just one among them. Who were the others? Where did they come from? And what happened to them? Why is there today only one species of humans—Homo sapiens?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 02 - part 1 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 2 - The Cognitive Revolution - Part 1 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The hebrew University of Jerusalem The Cognitive Revolution, about 70,000 years ago, enabled Homo sapiens to conquer the world and drive all other human species to extinction. During this revolution, Homo sapiens developed a new and remarkable kind of language. How was this language different from the languages of earlier human species and of other animals? What were the advantages that Homo sapiens gained from this unique language?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 02 - part 2 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 2 - The Cognitive Revolution - Part 2 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The hebrew University of Jerusalem The Cognitive Revolution, about 70,000 years ago, enabled Homo sapiens to conquer the world and drive all other human species to extinction. During this revolution, Homo sapiens developed a new and remarkable kind of language. How was this language different from the languages of earlier human species and of other animals? What were the advantages that Homo sapiens gained from this unique language?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 02 - part 3 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 2 - The Cognitive Revolution - Part 3 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The hebrew University of Jerusalem The Cognitive Revolution, about 70,000 years ago, enabled Homo sapiens to conquer the world and drive all other human species to extinction. During this revolution, Homo sapiens developed a new and remarkable kind of language. How was this language different from the languages of earlier human species and of other animals? What were the advantages that Homo sapiens gained from this unique language?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 02 - part 4 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 2 - The Cognitive Revolution - Part 4 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The Cognitive Revolution, about 70,000 years ago, enabled Homo sapiens to conquer the world and drive all other human species to extinction. During this revolution, Homo sapiens developed a new and remarkable kind of language. How was this language different from the languages of earlier human species and of other animals? What were the advantages that Homo sapiens gained from this unique language?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 02 - part 5 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 2 - The Cognitive Revolution - Part 5 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew university of Jerusalem The Cognitive Revolution, about 70,000 years ago, enabled Homo sapiens to conquer the world and drive all other human species to extinction. During this revolution, Homo sapiens developed a new and remarkable kind of language. How was this language different from the languages of earlier human species and of other animals? What were the advantages that Homo sapiens gained from this unique language?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 03 - part 1 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 3 - Daily Life in the Stone Age - Part 1 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem What was life like for people who lived 30,000 years ago? What did they do when they woke up in the morning? How did they organize their societies? Did they have monogamous relationships and nuclear families? Did they have religions, revolutions, and wars?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 03 - part 2 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 3 - Daily Life in the Stone Age - Part 2 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem What was life like for people who lived 30,000 years ago? What did they do when they woke up in the morning? How did they organize their societies? Did they have monogamous relationships and nuclear families? Did they have religions, revolutions, and wars?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 03 - part 3 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 3 - Daily Life in the Stone Age - Part 3 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem What was life like for people who lived 30,000 years ago? What did they do when they woke up in the morning? How did they organize their societies? Did they have monogamous relationships and nuclear families? Did they have religions, revolutions, and wars?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 03 - part 4 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 3 - Daily Life in the Stone age - Part 4 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem What was life like for people who lived 30,000 years ago? What did they do when they woke up in the morning? How did they organize their societies? Did they have monogamous relationships and nuclear families? Did they have religions, revolutions, and wars?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 04 - part 1 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 4 - The Human Flood - Part 1 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Following the Cognitive Revolution, Homo sapiens spread all over the planet. While doing this, it drove numerous other species to extinction. In Australia, up to 95% of all large animal species vanished. In America, 84 of 107 large mammal species disappeared. Altogether, about half of the large terrestrial mammals that populated Earth became extinct. How could a few million individuals who possessed no more than Stone Age technology have caused such devastation?

a Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 04 - part 2 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 4 - The Human Flood - Part 2 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Following the Cognitive Revolution, Homo sapiens spread all over the planet. While doing this, it drove numerous other species to extinction. In Australia, up to 95% of all large animal species vanished. In America, 84 of 107 large mammal species disappeared. Altogether, about half of the large terrestrial mammals that populated Earth became extinct. How could a few million individuals who possessed no more than Stone Age technology have caused such devastation?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 05 - part 1 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 5 - The Biggest Fraud - Part 1 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Part II: The Agricultural Revolution Lecture 5: History's Biggest Fraud About 12,000 years ago, people in the Middle East, China, and Central America began domesticating plants and animals. In the process, Homo sapiens, too, was domesticated, abandoning a life of hunting and gathering for the pleasures and discomforts of agriculture. For most people, the discomforts outweighed the pleasures. The Agricultural Revolution made the life of the average person harder. Why, then, did it occur?

a Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 05 - part 2 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 5 - The Biggest Fraud - Part 2 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Part II: The Agricultural Revolution Lecture 5: History's Biggest Fraud About 12,000 years ago, people in the Middle East, China, and Central America began domesticating plants and animals. In the process, Homo sapiens, too, was domesticated, abandoning a life of hunting and gathering for the pleasures and discomforts of agriculture. For most people, the discomforts outweighed the pleasures. The Agricultural Revolution made the life of the average person harder. Why, then, did it occur?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 05 - part 3 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 5 - The Biggest Fraud - Part 3 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Part II: The Agricultural Revolution Lecture 5: History's Biggest Fraud About 12,000 years ago, people in the Middle East, China, and Central America began domesticating plants and animals. In the process, Homo sapiens, too, was domesticated, abandoning a life of hunting and gathering for the pleasures and discomforts of agriculture. For most people, the discomforts outweighed the pleasures. The Agricultural Revolution made the life of the average person harder. Why, then, did it occur?

a Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 05 - part 4 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 5 - The Biggest Fraud - Part 4 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Part II: The Agricultural Revolution Lecture 5: History's Biggest Fraud About 12,000 years ago, people in the Middle East, China, and Central America began domesticating plants and animals. In the process, Homo sapiens, too, was domesticated, abandoning a life of hunting and gathering for the pleasures and discomforts of agriculture. For most people, the discomforts outweighed the pleasures. The Agricultural Revolution made the life of the average person harder. Why, then, did it occur?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 06 - part 1 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 6 - Building Pyramids - Part 1 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem For millions of years, humans lived in intimate bands of no more than a few dozen individuals. Our biological instincts are adapted to this way of life. Humans are consequently ill-equipped to cooperate with large numbers of strangers. Yet shortly after the Agricultural Revolution erupted, humans established cities, kingdoms, and huge empires. How did they do it? How can millions of strangers agree on shared laws, norms and values?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 06 - part 2 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 6 - Building Pyramids - Part 2 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem For millions of years, humans lived in intimate bands of no more than a few dozen individuals. Our biological instincts are adapted to this way of life. Humans are consequently ill-equipped to cooperate with large numbers of strangers. Yet shortly after the Agricultural Revolution erupted, humans established cities, kingdoms, and huge empires. How did they do it? How can millions of strangers agree on shared laws, norms and values?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 06 - part 3 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 6 - Building Pyramids - Part 2 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem For millions of years, humans lived in intimate bands of no more than a few dozen individuals. Our biological instincts are adapted to this way of life. Humans are consequently ill-equipped to cooperate with large numbers of strangers. Yet shortly after the Agricultural Revolution erupted, humans established cities, kingdoms, and huge empires. How did they do it? How can millions of strangers agree on shared laws, norms and values?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 07 - part 1 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 7 - There is no Justice in History - Part 1 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem A critical factor in the formation of complex societies was the division of the population into a hierarchy of groups. Agricultural and industrial societies have been built on hierarchies of class, race, ethnicity, and gender. Why was it impossible to create a just and equal society? What is the deep root of prejudice and injustice? In particular, why did almost all known societies treat men as superior to women?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 07 - part 2 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 7 - There is no Justice in History - Part 2 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem A critical factor in the formation of complex societies was the division of the population into a hierarchy of groups. Agricultural and industrial societies have been built on hierarchies of class, race, ethnicity, and gender. Why was it impossible to create a just and equal society? What is the deep root of prejudice and injustice? In particular, why did almost all known societies treat men as superior to women?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 07 - part 3 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 7 - There is no Justice in History - Part 3 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem A critical factor in the formation of complex societies was the division of the population into a hierarchy of groups. Agricultural and industrial societies have been built on hierarchies of class, race, ethnicity, and gender. Why was it impossible to create a just and equal society? What is the deep root of prejudice and injustice? In particular, why did almost all known societies treat men as superior to women?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 07 - part 4 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 7 - There is no Justice in History - Part 2 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem A critical factor in the formation of complex societies was the division of the population into a hierarchy of groups. Agricultural and industrial societies have been built on hierarchies of class, race, ethnicity, and gender. Why was it impossible to create a just and equal society? What is the deep root of prejudice and injustice? In particular, why did almost all known societies treat men as superior to women?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 08 - part 1 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 8 - The Direction of History - Part 1 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Part III: The Unification of Humankind After the Agricultural Revolution, humans created many different cultures and societies. The relations between these different societies were very complex, and involved wars and conflicts as well as trade, immigration and imitation. But as time went by, the connections between the societies became stronger and stronger, so that humankind was gradually united into a single global society. Three main forces shaped this process of unification. The first was money and trade. Money is the most universal system of mutual trust ever devised by humans. How come even people who believe in different gods and obey rival kings, are nevertheless willing to use the same money?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 08 - part 2 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 8 - The Direction of History - Part 2 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem After the Agricultural Revolution, humans created many different cultures and societies. The relations between these different societies were very complex, and involved wars and conflicts as well as trade, immigration and imitation. But as time went by, the connections between the societies became stronger and stronger, so that humankind was gradually united into a single global society. Three main forces shaped this process of unification. The first was money and trade. Money is the most universal system of mutual trust ever devised by humans. How come even people who believe in different gods and obey rival kings, are nevertheless willing to use the same money?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 08 - part 3 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 8 - The Direction of History - Part 3 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem After the Agricultural Revolution, humans created many different cultures and societies. The relations between these different societies were very complex, and involved wars and conflicts as well as trade, immigration and imitation. But as time went by, the connections between the societies became stronger and stronger, so that humankind was gradually united into a single global society. Three main forces shaped this process of unification. The first was money and trade. Money is the most universal system of mutual trust ever devised by humans. How come even people who believe in different gods and obey rival kings, are nevertheless willing to use the same money?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 09 - part 1 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 9 - Imperial Visions - Part 1 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The second force that shaped the process of human unification is imperialism. The idea of empire is seen today in a very negative light, but empires have played such a central role in human history that it's hard to regard them as totally evil. What exactly is an empire? How have empires succeeded in uniting under their control different ecological regions, ethnic groups, and religious communities? How can we balance the positive contribution of empires with their record of violence and oppression? And what is the future of the imperial ideal? Is the world destined to be ruled by a new global empire?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 09 - part 2 - Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 9 - Imperial Visions - Part 2 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The second force that shaped the process of human unification is imperialism. The idea of empire is seen today in a very negative light, but empires have played such a central role in human history that it's hard to regard them as totally evil. What exactly is an empire? How have empires succeeded in uniting under their control different ecological regions, ethnic groups, and religious communities? How can we balance the positive contribution of empires with their record of violence and oppression? And what is the future of the imperial ideal? Is the world destined to be ruled by a new global empire?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 09 - part 3- Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 9 - Imperial Visions - Part 3 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The second force that shaped the process of human unification is imperialism. The idea of empire is seen today in a very negative light, but empires have played such a central role in human history that it's hard to regard them as totally evil. What exactly is an empire? How have empires succeeded in uniting under their control different ecological regions, ethnic groups, and religious communities? How can we balance the positive contribution of empires with their record of violence and oppression? And what is the future of the imperial ideal? Is the world destined to be ruled by a new global empire?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 10 - part 1- Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 10 - The Law of Religion - Part 1 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The third force that shaped the process of human unification is religion. The role of religion in history is extremely controversial. Some see religion as the root of all evil, while for others it is the primary source of happiness, empathy, and progress. Can we arrive at a balanced judgment? What were the main landmarks in the religious history of the world? In what ways did different cultures understand the universe, distinguish good from evil, and explain the ubiquitous presence of suffering?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 10 - part 2- Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 10 - The Law of Religion - Part 1 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The third force that shaped the process of human unification is religion. The role of religion in history is extremely controversial. Some see religion as the root of all evil, while for others it is the primary source of happiness, empathy, and progress. Can we arrive at a balanced judgment? What were the main landmarks in the religious history of the world? In what ways did different cultures understand the universe, distinguish good from evil, and explain the ubiquitous presence of suffering?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 10 - part 3- Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 10 - The Law of Religion - Part 1 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The third force that shaped the process of human unification is religion. The role of religion in history is extremely controversial. Some see religion as the root of all evil, while for others it is the primary source of happiness, empathy, and progress. Can we arrive at a balanced judgment? What were the main landmarks in the religious history of the world? In what ways did different cultures understand the universe, distinguish good from evil, and explain the ubiquitous presence of suffering?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 10 - part 4- Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 10 - The Law of Religion - Part 1 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The third force that shaped the process of human unification is religion. The role of religion in history is extremely controversial. Some see religion as the root of all evil, while for others it is the primary source of happiness, empathy, and progress. Can we arrive at a balanced judgment? What were the main landmarks in the religious history of the world? In what ways did different cultures understand the universe, distinguish good from evil, and explain the ubiquitous presence of suffering?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 11 - part 1- Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 10 - The Discovery of Ignorance - Part 1 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem During the last 500 years the process of human unification was completed. At the same time, there has been an explosive growth in the power of humankind, due above all to the discoveries of modern science. Humankind has become increasingly convinced that the only thing that limits its power is its own ignorance, and that the discovery of new knowledge can enable it to do almost anything. How is the modern scientific tradition different from all previous traditions of knowledge? What accounts for its sudden rise and for its unparalleled achievements?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 11 - part 2- Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 11 - The Discovery of Ignorance - Part 2 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem During the last 500 years the process of human unification was completed. At the same time, there has been an explosive growth in the power of humankind, due above all to the discoveries of modern science. Humankind has become increasingly convinced that the only thing that limits its power is its own ignorance, and that the discovery of new knowledge can enable it to do almost anything. How is the modern scientific tradition different from all previous traditions of knowledge? What accounts for its sudden rise and for its unparalleled achievements?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 11 - part 3- Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 11 - The Discovery of Ignorance - Part 3 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem During the last 500 years the process of human unification was completed. At the same time, there has been an explosive growth in the power of humankind, due above all to the discoveries of modern science. Humankind has become increasingly convinced that the only thing that limits its power is its own ignorance, and that the discovery of new knowledge can enable it to do almost anything. How is the modern scientific tradition different from all previous traditions of knowledge? What accounts for its sudden rise and for its unparalleled achievements?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 11 - part 4- Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 11 - The Discovery of Ignorance - Part 4 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem During the last 500 years the process of human unification was completed. At the same time, there has been an explosive growth in the power of humankind, due above all to the discoveries of modern science. Humankind has become increasingly convinced that the only thing that limits its power is its own ignorance, and that the discovery of new knowledge can enable it to do almost anything. How is the modern scientific tradition different from all previous traditions of knowledge? What accounts for its sudden rise and for its unparalleled achievements?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 12 - part 1- Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 12 - The Marriage of Science and Empire - Part 1 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Modern science developed in alliance with the modern European empires. The conquest of new knowledge depended upon and made possible the conquest of new territories. What exactly was the contribution of science to the rise of the European empires, and what was the contribution of the European empires to the development of science? And why did it all start in Europe, rather than in China, India, or the Middle East?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 12 - part 2- Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 12 - The Marriage of Science and Empire - Part 2 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Modern science developed in alliance with the modern European empires. The conquest of new knowledge depended upon and made possible the conquest of new territories. What exactly was the contribution of science to the rise of the European empires, and what was the contribution of the European empires to the development of science? And why did it all start in Europe, rather than in China, India, or the Middle East?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 12 - part 3- Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 12 - The Marriage of Science and Empire - Part 3 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Modern science developed in alliance with the modern European empires. The conquest of new knowledge depended upon and made possible the conquest of new territories. What exactly was the contribution of science to the rise of the European empires, and what was the contribution of the European empires to the development of science? And why did it all start in Europe, rather than in China, India, or the Middle East?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 12 - part 4- Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 12 - The Marriage of Science and Empire - Part 4 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Modern science developed in alliance with the modern European empires. The conquest of new knowledge depended upon and made possible the conquest of new territories. What exactly was the contribution of science to the rise of the European empires, and what was the contribution of the European empires to the development of science? And why did it all start in Europe, rather than in China, India, or the Middle East?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 13 - part 1- Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 13 - The Capitalist Creed - Part 1 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The close ties between science and imperialism were in fact just one part of a more complex relationship. The third crucial member of this relationship was capitalism, which financed both science and empire, and which led to an unprecedented growth in the world economy. How does a capitalist economy function? How is it different from traditional economies? Is capitalism natural, or is it really a kind of religion?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 13 - part 2- Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 13 - The Capitalist Creed - Part 2 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The close ties between science and imperialism were in fact just one part of a more complex relationship. The third crucial member of this relationship was capitalism, which financed both science and empire, and which led to an unprecedented growth in the world economy. How does a capitalist economy function? How is it different from traditional economies? Is capitalism natural, or is it really a kind of religion?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 13 - part 3- Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 13 - The Capitalist Creed - Part 3 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The close ties between science and imperialism were in fact just one part of a more complex relationship. The third crucial member of this relationship was capitalism, which financed both science and empire, and which led to an unprecedented growth in the world economy. How does a capitalist economy function? How is it different from traditional economies? Is capitalism natural, or is it really a kind of religion?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 13 - part 4- Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 13 - The Capitalist Creed - Part 4 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The close ties between science and imperialism were in fact just one part of a more complex relationship. The third crucial member of this relationship was capitalism, which financed both science and empire, and which led to an unprecedented growth in the world economy. How does a capitalist economy function? How is it different from traditional economies? Is capitalism natural, or is it really a kind of religion?

A Brief History of Humankind - Lesson 14 - part 1- Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

Lesson 14 - The Industrial Revolution - Part 1 Dr. Yuval Noah Harari The Hebrew University of Jerusalem During the last 200 years, the combination of science, imperialism and capitalism produced the Industrial Revolution. This revolution gave humankind control of enormous new energy resources, and enabled humankind to start manufacturing far more things than ever before, far more quickly, and far more cheaply. How did this change the global ecology, daily life, and human psychology?