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Being wrong : adventures in the margin of error

Author: Kathryn Schulz
Publisher: New York : Ecco, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : 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
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Schulz
ISBN: 9780061176043 0061176044 9780061176050 0061176052
OCLC Number: 609651971
Description: viii, 405 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: The idea of error. Wrongology ; Two models of wrongness --
Part II: 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 --
Part III: The experience of error. Being wrong ; How wrong? ; Denial and acceptance ; Heartbreak ; Transformation --
Part IV: 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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