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Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz

By Kathryn Schulz

To err is human. but such a lot people plow through existence assuming (and occasionally insisting) that we're correct approximately approximately every little thing, from the origins of the universe to tips to load the dishwasher. If being fallacious is so ordinary, why are all of us so undesirable at imagining that our ideals may be wrong, and why will we react to our blunders with shock, denial, defensiveness, and disgrace?

In Being Wrong, journalist Kathryn Schulz explores why we discover it so pleasurable to be correct and so maddening to be flawed, and the way this angle towards blunders corrodes relationships—whether among kinfolk, colleagues, friends, or countries. alongside the way in which, she takes us on a desirable travel of human fallibility, from wrongful convictions to no-fault divorce; clinical blunders to misadventures at sea; failed prophecies to fake stories; "I advised you so!" to "Mistakes have been made." Drawing on thinkers as diverse as Augustine, Darwin, Freud, Gertrude Stein, Alan Greenspan, and Groucho Marx, she proposes a brand new manner of taking a look at wrongness. during this view, errors is either a given and a gift—one which could rework our worldviews, our relations, and, so much profoundly, ourselves.

finally, Being Wrong isn't just an account of human blunders yet a tribute to human creativity—the manner we generate and revise our ideals approximately ourselves and the realm. At a second whilst monetary, political, and spiritual dogmatism more and more divide us, Schulz explores with unusual humor and eloquence the seduction of simple task and the crises occasioned through errors. an excellent debut from a brand new voice in nonfiction, this publication calls on us to invite one in all life's such a lot demanding questions: what if I'm mistaken?

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