Being Wrong PDF ePub eBook

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Being Wrong free pdf 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 - from our political beliefs to our private memories, from our grasp of scientific fact to the merits of our favourite team. 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 in four main areas: in religion (when the end of the world fails to be nigh)- in politics (where were those WMD?)- in memory (where did I leave my keys?)- and in love (when Mr or Miss Right becomes Mr or Miss Wrong).

About Kathryn Schulz

KATHRYN SCHULZ 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. www.beingwrongbook.com

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Author : Kathryn Schulz
Publisher : Portobello Books Ltd
Data Published : 02 June 2011
ISBN : 184627074X
EAN : 9781846270741
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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