Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error

By Kathryn Schulz

To err is human. Yet most of us go through life assuming (and sometimes insisting) that we are right about nearly everything, from the origins of the universe to how to load the dishwasher. In Being Wrong, journalist Kathryn Schulz explores why we find it so gratifying to be right and so maddening to be mistaken. Drawing on thinkers as varied as Augustine, Darwin, Freud, Gertrude Stein, Alan Greenspan, and Groucho Marx, she shows that error is both a given and a gift one that can transform our worldviews, our relationships, and ourselves. "


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Publisher Ecco Press
Publish date 01/04/2011
Pages 405
ISBN-13 9780061176050
ISBN-10 0061176052
Language English

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