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LT 153.42 G
Edition
First Random House Large Print edition.
Descript.
497 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
large print rdafs
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
A preacher, a prosecutor, a politician, and a scientist walk into your mind --The armchair quarterback and the impostor : finding the sweet spot of confidence --The joy of being wrong : the thrill of not believing everything you think --The good fight club : the psychology of constructive conflict --Dances with foes : how to win debates and influence people --Bad blood on the diamond : diminishing prejudice by destabilizing stereotypes --Vaccine whisperers and mild-mannered interrogators : how the right kind of listening motivates people to change --Charged conversations : depolarizing our divided discussions --Rewriting the textbook : teaching students to question knowledge --That's not the way we've always done it : building cultures of learning at work --Escaping tunnel vision : reconsidering our best-laid career and life plans.
Summary
"The bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your beliefs and to know what you don't know, which can position you for success at work and happiness at home. The difficulty of rethinking our assumptions is surprisingly common--maybe even fundamentally human. Our ways of thinking become habits that we don't bother to question, and mental laziness leads us to prefer the ease of old routines to the difficulty of new ones. We fail to update the beliefs we formed in the past for the challenges we face in the present. But in a rapidly changing world, we need to spend as much time rethinking as we do thinking. Think Again is a book about the benefit of doubt, and about how we can get better at embracing the unknown and the joy of being wrong. Evidence has shown that creative geniuses are not attached to one identity but constantly willing to rethink their stances, that leaders who admit they don't know something and seek critical feedback lead more productive and innovative teams, and that our greatest presidents have been open to updating their views. The new science of intellectual humility shows that as a mindset and a skillset, rethinking can be taught, and Grant explains how to develop the necessary qualities. The first section of the book explores why we struggle to think again and how we can improve individually, and argues that such engines of success as "grit" can actually be counterproductive; the second section discusses how we can help others think again through the skill of "argument literacy"; and the third looks at how institutions like schools, business, and governments fall short in building cultures that encourage rethinking. In the end, it's intellectual humility that makes it possible for us to stop denying our weaknesses so that we can start improving ourselves"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9780593395783 (large print ; pbk.)
0593395786 (large print ; pbk.)
Call #
153.42 G
Descript.
307 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent.
unmediated n rdamedia.
volume nc rdacarrier.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-294) and index.
Contents
A preacher, a prosecutor, a politician, and a scientist walk into your mind --The armchair quarterback and the impostor : finding the sweet spot of confidence --The joy of being wrong : the thrill of not believing everything you think --The good fight club : the psychology of constructive conflict --Dances with foes : how to win debates and influence people --Bad blood on the diamond : diminishing prejudice by destabilizing stereotypes --Vaccine whisperers and mild-mannered interrogators : how the right kind of listening motivates people to change --Charged conversations : depolarizing our divided discussions --Rewriting the textbook : teaching students to question knowledge --That's not the way we've always done it : building cultures of learning at work --Escaping tunnel vision : reconsidering our best-laid career and life plans.
Summary
"The bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your beliefs and to know what you don't know, which can position you for success at work and happiness at home. The difficulty of rethinking our assumptions is surprisingly common--maybe even fundamentally human. Our ways of thinking become habits that we don't bother to question, and mental laziness leads us to prefer the ease of old routines to the difficulty of new ones. We fail to update the beliefs we formed in the past for the challenges we face in the present. But in a rapidly changing world, we need to spend as much time rethinking as we do thinking. Think Again is a book about the benefit of doubt, and about how we can get better at embracing the unknown and the joy of being wrong. Evidence has shown that creative geniuses are not attached to one identity but constantly willing to rethink their stances, that leaders who admit they don't know something and seek critical feedback lead more productive and innovative teams, and that our greatest presidents have been open to updating their views. The new science of intellectual humility shows that as a mindset and a skillset, rethinking can be taught, and Grant explains how to develop the necessary qualities. The first section of the book explores why we struggle to think again and how we can improve individually, and argues that such engines of success as "grit" can actually be counterproductive; the second section discusses how we can help others think again through the skill of "argument literacy"; and the third looks at how institutions like schools, business, and governments fall short in building cultures that encourage rethinking. In the end, it's intellectual humility that makes it possible for us to stop denying our weaknesses so that we can start improving ourselves"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9781984878106
1984878107
Call #
500 S
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
x, 350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Nationality/regional group: nat New Yorkers (New York State) lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ University and college faculty members lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ Philosophy teachers lcdgt
Gender group: gdr Men lcdgt
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-329) and index.
Contents
Introduction: the knowledge machine -- The great method debate. Unearthing the scientific method -- Human frailty -- The essential subjectivity of science -- How science works. The iron rule of explanation -- Baconian convergence -- Explanatory ore -- The drive for objectivity -- The supremacy of observation -- Why science took so long. Science's strategic irrationality -- The war against beauty -- The advent of science -- Science now. Building the scientific mind -- Science and humanism -- Care and maintenance of the knowledge machine.
Summary
"A paradigm-shifting work that revolutionizes our understanding of the origins and structure of science. Captivatingly written, interwoven with tantalizing illustrations and historical vignettes ranging from Newton's alchemy to quantum mechanics to the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy, Michael Strevens's wholly original investigation of science asks two fundamental questions: Why is science so powerful? And why did it take so long, two thousand years after the invention of philosophy and mathematics, for the human race to start using science to learn the secrets of nature? The Knowledge Machine's radical answer is that science calls on its practitioners to do something irrational: by willfully ignoring religion, theoretical beauty, and, especially, philosophy-essentially stripping away all previous knowledge-scientists embrace an unnaturally narrow method of inquiry, channeling unprecedented energy into observation and experimentation. Like Yuval Harari's Sapiens or Thomas Kuhn's 1962 classic, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, The Knowledge Machine overturns much of what we thought we knew about the origins of the modern world"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9781631491375 (hardcover)
1631491377 (hardcover)
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