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Being Wrong

Author : Kathryn Schultz
ISBN : 9781846273704
Genre : Philosophy
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Being wrong is an inescapable part of being alive. And yet we go through life tacitly assuming (or loudly insisting) that we are right about nearly everything – from our political beliefs to our private memories, from our grasp of scientific fact to the merits of our favourite team. Being Wrong looks at why this conviction has such a powerful grip on us, what happens when this conviction is shaken, and how we interpret the moral, political and psychological significance of being wrong. Drawing on philosophies old and new and cutting-edge neuroscience, Schulz offers an exploration of the allure of certainty and the necessity of fallibility in four main areas: in religion (when the end of the world fails to be nigh); in politics (where were those WMD?); in memory (where are my keys?); and in love (when Mr or Ms Right becomes Mr or Ms Wrong).

Richtig Irren

Author : Kathryn Schulz
ISBN : 3570500802
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Better By Mistake

Author : Alina Tugend
ISBN : 9781101486436
Genre : Business & Economics
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New York Times columnist Alina Tugend delivers an eye-opening big idea: Embracing mistakes can make us smarter, healthier, and happier in every facet of our lives. In this persuasive book, journalist Alina Tugend examines the delicate tension between what we’re told—we must make mistakes in order to learn—and the reality—we often get punished for them. She shows us that mistakes are everywhere, and when we acknowledge and identify them correctly, we can improve not only ourselves, but our families, our work, and the world around us as well. Bold and dynamic, insightful and provocative, Better by Mistake turns our cultural wisdom on its head to illustrate the downside of striving for perfection and the rewards of acknowledging and accepting mistakes and embracing the imperfection in all of us.

How Not To Be Wrong

Author : Jordan Ellenberg
ISBN : 9780698163843
Genre : Mathematics
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The Freakonomics of math—a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn’t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do—the whole world is shot through with it. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It’s a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted: How early should you get to the airport? What does “public opinion” really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children? Who really won Florida in 2000? And how likely are you, really, to develop cancer? How Not to Be Wrong presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more, using the mathematician’s method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman—minus the jargon. Ellenberg chases mathematical threads through a vast range of time and space, from the everyday to the cosmic, encountering, among other things, baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire, the replicability crisis in psychology, Italian Renaissance painting, artificial languages, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the coming obesity apocalypse, Antonin Scalia’s views on crime and punishment, the psychology of slime molds, what Facebook can and can’t figure out about you, and the existence of God. Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need. Math, as Ellenberg says, is “an atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense, vastly multiplying its reach and strength.” With the tools of mathematics in hand, you can understand the world in a deeper, more meaningful way. How Not to Be Wrong will show you how.

The Joy Of Being Wrong

Author : James Alison
ISBN : UOM:39015047053148
Genre : Religion
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This original work of theological anthropology looks at original sin in the light of the Resurrection. It is based on the conviction that the doctrine of original sin is a vital perspective on what it is to be human when seen with Resurrection eyes. From this point of view, one is able to read all the major doctrines of Christianity from the order of discovery, and forgiveness becomes the way of transformation.

Wrong Wenn Der Falsche Der Richtige Ist

Author : Jana Aston
ISBN : 9783864952647
Genre : Fiction
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Wenn jemand ein Händchen dafür hat, sich den Falschen rauszupicken, dann bin ich es. Schwul? Weiberheld? Spieler? Muttersöhnchen? Alle zu mir! Zur Zeit bin ich in einen meiner Kunden aus dem Coffeeshop verknallt. Wenn ich auch nur daran denke, was seine schönen Hände mit meinem Körper anstellen könnten, wird mir jedes Mal ganz heiß! Aber das ist natürlich bloß eine harmlose Schwärmerei von mir. Ist ja nicht so, als würde ich Luke jemals außerhalb des Cafés treffen. Doch erstens kommt es anders, und zweitens als man denkt, denn unsere Wege kreuzen sich an einem Ort, der meine wildesten Fantasien sprengt. Seine Hände sind plötzlich genau dort, wo ich sie mir gewünscht habe: zwischen meinen gespreizten Beinen. Die Sache ist mir so peinlich, dass ich Luke eigentlich nie mehr wiedersehen will, aber das Schicksal hat offenbar andere Pläne für uns: Als ich in eine Notlage gerate, wird er zum Retter in der Not und wir kommen uns näher. Was wäre, wenn der Falsche plötzlich der Richtige ist? Der New York Times Bestseller-Roman - übersetzt von der Erfolgsautorin Linda Mignani ("Federzirkel").

The Right To Be Wrong

Author : Kevin Seamus Hasson
ISBN : 9780307718112
Genre : Religion
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In the running debate we call the "culture wars," there exists a great feud over religious diversity. One side demands that only their true religion be allowed in the public square; the other insists that no religions ever belong there. The Right to Be Wrong offers a solution, drawing its lessons from a series of stories--both contemporary and historical--that illustrates the struggle to define religious freedom. The book concludes that freedom for all is guaranteed by the truth about each of us: Our common humanity entitles us to freedom--within broad limits--to follow what we believe to be true as our consciences say we must, even if our consciences are mistaken. Thus, we can respect others' freedom when we're sure they're wrong. In truth, they have the right to be wrong.

Repairs

Author : Patrick Brandt
ISBN : 9781614510796
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Grammatical structures connect systems of thought and articulation, the conditions of which hardly seem to fit each other. Repairs are productive mechanisms that solve translation problems between modules or levels by adapting derivations or representations to requirements that have to be met unconditionally. Compensating for derivational and interpretive defects, repairs determine core properties of natural language grammars and their interfaces.

Why Is Everyone Else Wrong

Author : Tibor R. Machan
ISBN : 1441978593
Genre : Political Science
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Especially when there is a lot of political rhetoric in the air, those of us with strong political convictions are inclined to reflect on just why we hold certain views even as others who are basically like us hold very different ones. Social scientists and other thinkers struggle to explain it, but the puzzle remains—in part because they, too, disagree so much with one another. Whether the arena is politics, religion, business, scientific research, or education, individuals who operate in the same environment and experience the same conditions may have radically different interpretations of the facts and diametrically opposed convictions about how to react to them. When faced with a fundamental disagreement, we ask ourselves: Why are these folks so wrong? And how can they be so convinced that we are wrong? In this provocative monograph, Tibor Machan explores the principles of truth, reason, and ideology, with particular respect to the profound political, economic, and social crises gripping the world today. In so doing, he not only sheds light on the nature of “truth” but also suggests a framework for embracing differences to come up with creative solutions.

Got A Right To Be Wrong

Author : K. L. Brady
ISBN : 9781476704753
Genre : Fiction
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A sequel to The Bum Magnet finds sassy real estate agent Charisse Tyson preparing for a stressful wedding only to learn unsettling truths about the groom's past at the same time her deadbeat father resurfaces and Charisse discovers that she has feelings for her best friend. Original. 35,000 first printing.

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