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Stop being reasonable

Author: Eleanor Gordon-Smith
Publisher: Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What if you're not who you think you are? What if you don't really know the people closest to you? And what if your most deeply-held beliefs turn out to be. wrong? In Stop Being Reasonable, philosopher Eleanor Gordon-Smith tells gripping true stories that show the limits of human reason. Susie realises her husband harbours a terrible secret, Dylan leaves the cult he's been raised in since birth, Alex discovers he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Gordon-Smith
ISBN: 9781742235875 1742235875
OCLC Number: 1066739119
Description: 212 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Everything was protein powder and nothing hurt --
A treatise on the ways your dick is not like this burrito --
Faith, or, George Michael was wrong --
The hard drive and the camel's back --
Learning to forget what you never really knew --
How I learned to stop worrying and love the truth bomb.
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What if you're not who you think you are? What if you don't really know the people closest to you? And what if your most deeply-held beliefs turn out to be. wrong? In Stop Being Reasonable, philosopher Eleanor Gordon-Smith tells gripping true stories that show the limits of human reason. Susie realises her husband harbours a terrible secret, Dylan leaves the cult he's been raised in since birth, Alex discovers he can no longer return to his former identity after impersonating someone else on reality TV. All of them radically alter their beliefs about the things that matter most. What makes them change course? What does this say about our own beliefs? And, in an increasingly divided world, what does it teach us about how we might change the minds of others? Stop Being Reasonable is a mind-changing exploration of the murky place where philosophy and real life meet.

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