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I Don't Know

In Praise of Admitting Ignorance and Doubt (except When You Shouldn't)
Cohen, Leah Hager (Book - 2013)
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In a tight, enlightening narrative, Leah Hager Cohen explores why, so often, we attempt to hide our ignorance, and why, in so many different areas, we would be better off coming clean. Weaving entertaining, anecdotal reporting with eye-opening research, she considers both the ramifications of and alternatives to this ubiquitous habit in arenas as varied as education, finance, medicine, politics, warfare, trial courts, and climate change. But it's more than just encouraging readers to confess their ignorance--Cohen proposes that we have much to gain by embracing uncertainty. Three little words can in fact liberate and empower, and increase the possibilities for true communication. So much becomes possible when we honor doubt.
Authors: Cohen, Leah Hager
Title: I don't know
in praise of admitting ignorance and doubt (except when you shouldn't)
Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books,, 2013.
Characteristics: 116 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: In a tight, enlightening narrative, Leah Hager Cohen explores why, so often, we attempt to hide our ignorance, and why, in so many different areas, we would be better off coming clean. Weaving entertaining, anecdotal reporting with eye-opening research, she considers both the ramifications of and alternatives to this ubiquitous habit in arenas as varied as education, finance, medicine, politics, warfare, trial courts, and climate change. But it's more than just encouraging readers to confess their ignorance--Cohen proposes that we have much to gain by embracing uncertainty. Three little words can in fact liberate and empower, and increase the possibilities for true communication. So much becomes possible when we honor doubt.
Local Note: 15 53 54 65 74 80 118 122 133 210 211 231
ISBN: 1594632391
9781594632396
Statement of Responsibility: Leah Hager Cohen
Subject Headings: Skepticism. Ignorance (Theory of knowledge) Truthfulness and falsehood.
Topical Term: Skepticism.
Ignorance (Theory of knowledge)
Truthfulness and falsehood.
LCCN: 2013024605
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