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Author Schulz, Kathryn
Title Being wrong : adventures in the margin of error / Kathryn Schulz
Imprint New York : Ecco Press, c2010
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  BD450 .S3785 2010    AVAILABLE    30610020333423
Edition 1st ed
Descript viii, 405 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-391) and index
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
Journalist "explores why we find it so gratifying to be right and so maddening to be mistaken, and how this attitude toward error corrodes relationships." She claims that "error is both a given and a gift -- one that can transform our worldviews, our relationships, and, most profoundly, ourselves."
Subject Fallibility
Decision making -- Psychological aspects
Philosophical anthropology
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