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Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by [Schulz, Kathryn]

Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error Kindle Edition

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"Intellectualism made fun! . . . Schulz's call to embrace flaws and errors as potentially beneficial will surely draw legions of follwers."--Newsweek

"Schulz draws on philosophers, neuroscientists, psychoanalysts and bit of common sense in an erudite, playful rumination on error."--Washington Post

"A mirthful and wise diagnosis of what ails us: Schulz dances us through science, psychology, and literature in a sparkling history of (and ode to) human error."--Publishers Weekly

"So, please take this advice: Read BEING WRONG, because it's the right thing to do."--Associated Press

"[A]n unusual examination of the virtue and peril of being wrong and of all the ways we think we know things that just ain't so."--Boston Globe

"Kathryn Schulz's brilliant, spirited, and necessary inquiry into the essential humanity of error will leave you feeling intoxicatingly wrongheaded."--Tom Vanderbilt, bestselling author of TRAFFIC

"Kathryn Schulz has given us a brilliant and remarkably upbeat account of the long history of human error. If Being Wrong is this smart and illuminating, I don't want to be right!"--Steven Johnson, bestselling author of THE GHOST MAP and EVERYTHING BAD IS GOOD FOR YOU

"Kathryn Schultz is engaging, witty and fascinating as she uses a full arsenal of academic research, colorful stories, philosophical arguments and personal anecdotes to create a riveting account of why we, mostly, have been wrong about being wrong."--Frans Johansson, author of THE MEDICI EFFECT

"Both wise and clever, full of fun and surprise...[BEING WRONG] could also be enormously useful--there are very few problems we face...that couldn't be helpfully addressed if we we were willing to at least entertain the idea that we might not be entirely right."--Bill McKibben, author of EAARTH: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

"A funny and philosophical meditation on why error is mostly a humane, courageous and extremely desirable human trait. [Schulz] flies high in the intellectual skies, leaving beautiful sunlit contrails....It's lovely to watch this idea warm in Ms. Schulz's hands."--Dwight Garner, New York Times

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A book that asks - and answers - one of life's most uncomfortable questions: what if I'm wrong?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2008 KB
  • Print Length: 420 pages
  • Publisher: Portobello Books; New edition edition (2 Jun. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DI9DPM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 69 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #245,985 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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