- Taschenbuch: 405 Seiten
- Verlag: Granta Books; Auflage: 2 ed (2. Juni 2011)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 184627074X
- ISBN-13: 978-1846270741
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14,2 x 3,5 x 19,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 343.266 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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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 "An amazing book. . . . I don't know when I last read a book as stimulating, as thoughtful, and as much fun to read."--Harold S. Kushner, author of "When Bad Things Happen to Good People" "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 "[A]n insightful and delightful discussion of the errors of our ways. . . . Schulz remains good company -- a warm, witty and welcome presence. . . . [S]he combines lucid prose with perfect comic timing. . . . "Being Wrong" is smart and lively."--New York Times Book Review "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 "Engrossing.... In the spirit of Blink and Predictably Irrational (but with a large helping of erudition)... Schulz writes with such lucidity and wit that her philosophical enquiry becomes a page-turner."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "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 "Schulz possesses playfulness even as she brings the reader to tears... "Being Wrong" has a heartbeat."--Huffington Post
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There are many books about the avoidance or reduction of error, of how to find and reduce error in ourselves. But this is the first book I've read that delves deeply into the human psychology of error and why it's an indivisible part of the way we think and feel. Later chapters delve into the role of error in society, in crime, in art, in religion, and in philosophy.
The result is one of the best nonfiction books I've read in recent memory. Most nonfiction ends up getting padded to book length after it has made its point, but Schulz keeps every chapter fresh and relevant. Well documented, too; though one can tell in a few cases that she is tempted toward armchair philosophy, these are the exception. Recommended.
This book did so many things all at once, it's hard for me to describe.
Factual, objective, interesting, and above all extremely well written.
This book's greatest achievement, as far as I am concerned, is that it gave me stronger empathy for my fellow man and allowed me to forgive and appreciate myself more than I ever thought possible.
This book is not a "self help" or "improvement guide", it's just a clear observation of the things we often fail to allow ourselves to recognize.
Once we have discovered the true nature and benefits of being wrong, we can't help but become even just slightly better people in the process.