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155.7 P
Descript.
xv, 368 pages ; 18 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references.
Note
"Originally published in French [©2018] as Psychologie de la connerie by Sciences Humaines Editions, Auxerre Cedex." -- Verso.
Summary
"Some of the world's smartest people explain stupidity, among them Daniel Kahneman, Dan Ariely, Alison Gopnik, Howard Gardner, Antonio Damasio, Aaron James, and Ryan Holiday. "We need books like this one." --Steven Pinker And so I proclaim, o idiots of every stripe and morons of all kinds, this is your moment of glory: this book speaks only to you. But you will not recognize yourselves... Stupidity is all around us, from the coworker who won't stop hitting "reply all" to the former high school classmate posting conspiracy theories on Facebook. But in order to battle idiocy, we must first understand it. In The Psychology of Stupidity, some of the world's leading psychologists and thinkers--including Nobel Prize winners and bestselling authors--will show you... -why smart people sometimes believe in utter nonsense; -how our lazy brains cause us to make the wrong decisions; -why trying to debate fools is a trap; -how media manipulation and Internet overstimulation make us dumber; -why the stupidest people don't think they're stupid. Their wisdom and wit are a balm for our aggrieved souls and a beacon of hope in a world of morons"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents
On stupidity: A warning / Jean-François Marmion -- The scientific study of idiots / Serge Ciccotti -- A taxonomy of morons / Jean-François Dortier -- A theory of assholes: A conversation with Aaron James -- From stupidity to hogwash / Pascal Engel -- To be human is to be easily fooled / Jean-François Marion -- Stupidity and cognitive bias / Ewa Drozda-Senkowska -- Thinking fast and slow: A conversation with Daniel Kahneman -- On stupidity in the brain / Pierre Lemarquis -- Intentional idiocy / Yves-Alexandre Thalmann -- When very smart people believe very dumb things / Brigitte Axelrad -- Why we find meaning in coincidences: A conversation with Nicolas Gauvrit -- Stupidity as logical delirium / Boris Cyrulnik -- The language of stupidity / Patrick Moreau -- Emotions don't (always) make us stupid: A conversation with Antonio Damasio -- Stupidity and narcissism / Jean Cottraux -- The biggest media manipulators: The media itself: A conversation with Ryan Holiday -- Stupid and evil social networks / François Jost -- The Internet: The death of intelligence? A conversation with Howard Gardner -- Stupidity and post-truth / Sebastian Dieguez -- The metamorphoses of nationalist folly / Pierre de Senarclens -- How can we fight collective error? / Claudie Bert -- We all consume like fools: A conversation with Dan Ariely -- The human: The animal that dares all / Laurent Bègue -- What can be done about assholes? / Emmanuelle Piquet -- Stupidity from the child's perspective: A conversation with Alison Gopnik -- Do we dream of stupidity? / Delphine Oudiette -- The worst stupidity is thinking you're smart: A conversation with Jean-Claude Carrière -- Making peace with your stupidity / Stacey Callahan -- Stupidity is the background noise of wisdom: A conversation with Tobie Nathan.
Subject
Alt Author
Marmion, Jean-François.
Schillinger, Liesl.
ISBN/ISSN
9780143134992 (trade pbk.)
014313499X (trade pbk.)
Call #
857 C
Edition
First American edition.
Descript.
81 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note
Translation of: Leggi fondamentali della stupidità umana
"The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity was originally published in Italian in 1988 by Società editrice il Mulino ... First published in English by Società editrice il Mulino. © 2011 by Società editrice il Mulino, Bologna."
Contents
The first basic law --The second basic law --A technical interlude --The third (and golden) basic law --Frequency distribution --Stupidity and power --The power of stupidity --The fourth basic law --Macro analysis and the fifth basic law.
Summary
"An economist explores the five laws that confirm our worst fears: stupid people can and do rule the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Genre
Alt Author
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas, 1960- writer of foreword.
ISBN/ISSN
9780385546478 (hardcover)
0385546475 (hardcover)
Call #
306 S
Edition
1st ed.
Descript.
xiv, 304 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-296) and index.
Contents
Clueless media -- He and she -- Bashing business -- Monster government -- Stupid schools -- Consumer cons -- The lawsuit racket -- Experts for everything -- The power of belief -- Our health -- Perils of parenting -- The pursuit of happiness.
Summary
Myths and misconceptions covered in the book include: Is the media unbiased? Are our schools helping or hurting our kids? Do singles have a better sex life than married people? Do we have less free time than we used to? Is outsourcing bad for American workers? Suburban sprawl is ruining America; money makes people happier; the world is too crowded; we're drowning in garbage; profiteering is evil; sweatshops exploit people. Investigative reporter Stossel takes on these issues and many more.--From publisher description.
Subject
Title
Get out the shovel-- why everything you know is wrong
ISBN/ISSN
1401302548
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