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Being wrong : adventures in the margin of error

Author: Kathryn Schulz
Publisher: New York : Ecco, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book   Computer File : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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."
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Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Schulz
ISBN: 9780061176043 0061176044 9780061176050 0061176052
OCLC Number: 609651971
Description: viii, 405 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Kathryn Schulz.
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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."

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