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The Resource Being wrong : adventures in the margin of error, Kathryn Schulz

Being wrong : adventures in the margin of error, Kathryn Schulz

Label
Being wrong : adventures in the margin of error
Title
Being wrong
Title remainder
adventures in the margin of error
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Schulz
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Being Wrong, journalist Kathryn Schulz explores why we find it so gratifying to be right and so maddening to be mistaken, and how this attitude toward error corrodes relationships--whether between family members, colleagues, neighbors, or nations. Along the way, she takes us on a fascinating tour of human fallibility, from wrongful convictions to no-fault divorce; medical mistakes to misadventures at sea; failed prophecies to false memories; 'I told you so!' to 'Mistakes were made.' Drawing on thinkers as varied as Augustine, Darwin, Freud, Gertrude Stein, Alan Greenspan, and Groucho Marx, she proposes a new way of looking at wrongness. In this view, error is both a given and a gift--one that can transform our worldviews, our relationships, and, most profoundly, ourselves."--Publisher's Web site
Cataloging source
UPZ
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Schulz, Kathryn
Dewey number
121/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD171
LC item number
.S3273 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Error
  • Fallibility
  • Decision making
  • Philosophical anthropology
Label
Being wrong : adventures in the margin of error, Kathryn Schulz
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The idea of error. Wrongology ; Two models of wrongness -- The origins of error. Our senses ; Our minds, part one : Knowing, not knowing, and making it up ; Our minds, part two : Belief ; Our minds, part three : Evidence ; Our society ; The allure of certainty -- The experience of error. Being wrong ; How wrong? ; Denial and acceptance ; Heartbreak ; Transformation -- Embracing error. The paradox of error ; The optimistic meta-induction from the history of everything
Control code
ocn609651971
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 405 pages
Isbn
9780061176043
Lccn
2010282589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
PWS
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061176043
  • (OCoLC)609651971
Label
Being wrong : adventures in the margin of error, Kathryn Schulz
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The idea of error. Wrongology ; Two models of wrongness -- The origins of error. Our senses ; Our minds, part one : Knowing, not knowing, and making it up ; Our minds, part two : Belief ; Our minds, part three : Evidence ; Our society ; The allure of certainty -- The experience of error. Being wrong ; How wrong? ; Denial and acceptance ; Heartbreak ; Transformation -- Embracing error. The paradox of error ; The optimistic meta-induction from the history of everything
Control code
ocn609651971
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 405 pages
Isbn
9780061176043
Lccn
2010282589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
PWS
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061176043
  • (OCoLC)609651971

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