Stop being reasonable : how we really change our minds / Eleanor Gordon-Smith.
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- ISBN: 9781541730441
- ISBN: 1541730445
- Physical Description: viii, 225 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First US edition.
- Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2019.
- Copyright: ©2019
Contents / Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Everything was protein powder and nothing hurt -- A treatise on the ways your dick is not like this burrito -- Faith, or, George Michael was wrong -- Fake it 'til you make it and/or forget who you are -- The hard drive and the camel's back -- Learning to forget what you never really knew -- How I learned to stop worrying and love the truth bomb -- A postscript about people who strap themselves to rockets.
What if you're not who you think you are? What if you don't really know the people closest to you? And what if your most deeply-held beliefs turn out to be. wrong? In Stop Being Reasonable, philosopher Eleanor Gordon-Smith tells gripping true stories that show the limits of human reason. Susie realises her husband harbours a terrible secret, Dylan leaves the cult he's been raised in since birth, Alex discovers he can no longer return to his former identity after impersonating someone else on reality TV. All of them radically alter their beliefs about the things that matter most. What makes them change course? What does this say about our own beliefs? And, in an increasingly divided world, what does it teach us about how we might change the minds of others? Stop Being Reasonable is a mind-changing exploration of the murky place where philosophy and real life meet.
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