跳至内容
How to think : a survival guide for a world at odds 線上預覽
關閉線上預覽

How to think : a survival guide for a world at odds

作者: Alan Jacobs
出版商: New York : Currency, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017] ©2017
版本/格式:   打印圖書 : 英語 : First edition所有版本和格式的總覽
提要:
[This book] is a contrarian treatise on why we're not as good at thinking as we assume-- but how recovering this lost art can rescue our inner lives from the chaos of modern life. As a celebrated cultural critic and a writer for national publications such as The Atlantic and Harper's, Alan Jacobs has spent his adult life belonging to communities that often clash in America's culture wars. And in his years of  再讀一些...
獲取此資料的線上副本... 獲取此資料的線上副本...

在圖書館查詢

正在搜尋資料的館藏地以及館藏狀態... 正在搜尋資料的館藏地以及館藏狀態...

WorldCat

在全球的圖書館館藏查詢
全世界的圖書館擁有此資料

詳細書目

文件類型 圖書
所有的作者/貢獻者: Alan Jacobs
ISBN: 9780451499608 0451499603
OCLC系統控制編碼: 976404803
描述: 157 pages ; 20 cm
内容: Introduction --
Beginning to think --
Attractions --
Repulsions --
The money of fools --
The age of lumping --
Open and shut --
A person, thinking --
Conclusion: the pleasures and dangers of thinking --
Afterword: the thinking person's checklist.
責任: Alan Jacobs.

摘要:

[This book] is a contrarian treatise on why we're not as good at thinking as we assume-- but how recovering this lost art can rescue our inner lives from the chaos of modern life. As a celebrated cultural critic and a writer for national publications such as The Atlantic and Harper's, Alan Jacobs has spent his adult life belonging to communities that often clash in America's culture wars. And in his years of confronting the big issues that divide us-- political, social, religious-- Jacobs has learned that many of our fiercest disputes occur not because we're doomed to be divided but because the people involved simply aren't thinking. Most of us don't want to think, Jacob writes. Thinking is trouble. Thinking can force us out of familiar, comforting habits, and it can complicate our relationships with like-minded friends. Finally, thinking is slow, and that's a problem when our habits of consuming information (mostly online) leave us lost in the spin cycle of social media, partisan bickering, and confirmation bias. In this smart, endlessly entertaining book, Jacobs diagnoses the many forces that act on us to prevent thinking-- forces that have only worsened in the age of Twitter, "alternative facts," and information overload-- and he also dispels the many myths we hold about what it means to think well. (For example, it's actually impossible to "think for yourself.") Drawing on sources as far-flung as novelist Marilynne Robinson, basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, British philosopher John Stuart Mill, and Christian theologian C.S. Lewis, Jacobs digs into the nuts and bolts of the cognitive process, offering hope that each of us can reclaim our mental lives from the impediments that plague us all. Because if we can learn to think together, maybe we can learn to live together, too. -- from dust jacket.
正在擷取有關此資料的註釋 正在擷取有關此資料的註釋

評論

讀者提供的評論

標籤

成爲第一個

類似資料

主題:(5)

提供給讀者有關此資料的清單 (7)

確認申請

你可能已經申請過這份資料。若還是想申請,請選確認。

關閉視窗

請登入WorldCat 

没有帳號嗎?你可很容易的 建立免費的帳號.