Being Wrong

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en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 02 Jun 2011

Being wrong is an inescapable part of being alive. And yet, we go through life tacitly assuming (or loudly insisting) that we are right about nearly everything. BEING WRONG looks at why this conviction has such a powerful grip on us, what happens when this conviction is shaken, and how we interpret the moral, political and psychological significance of being wrong. Drawing on philosophies old and new and cutting-edge neuroscience, Kathryn Schulz offers an eloquent exploration of the allure of certainty and the necessity of fallibility.

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ISBN-13: 9781846270741
ISBN-10: 184627074X
Pagini: 416
Ilustrații: ill
Dimensiuni: 142 x 198 x 35 mm
Greutate: 0.31 kg
Ediția: 2 ed

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KATHRYN SCHULZ -wrongologist - has written for a number of US publications from Rolling Stone to the New York Times, on subjects as varied as right-wing film festivals to the impact of antidepressant use on Japanese culture. In 2004 she was awarded a Pew Fellowship in International Journalism.