The Resource Uncomfortable ideas, (ebook)

Uncomfortable ideas, (ebook)

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Uncomfortable ideas
Title
Uncomfortable ideas
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Language
eng
Summary
Many of our ideas about the world are based more on feelings than facts, sensibilities than science, and rage than reality. We gravitate toward ideas that make us feel comfortable in areas such as religion, politics, philosophy, social justice, love and sex, humanity, and morality. We avoid ideas that make us feel uncomfortable. This avoidance is a largely unconscious process that affects our judgment and gets in the way of our ability to reach rational and reasonable conclusions. By understanding how our mind works in this area, we can start embracing uncomfortable ideas and be better informed, be more understanding of others, and make better decisions in all areas of life. Some uncomfortable ideas entertained in this book: -Political correctness can be harmful -Identity politics is a dangerous game -Morality is functionally democratic -Victims often do share some of the responsibility -God is a far more horrifying character than Satan -There is no such thing as free will -Americans are manipulated into being pro-war -Non-whites can be racist, and women can be sexist -Some people do "choose to be gay" -Sometimes the bad guys win -Obese people are not perfect the way they are -It's okay to find inappropriate jokes funny. Facts don't care about feelings. Science isn't concerned about sensibilities. And reality couldn't care less about rage. Uncomfortable ideas. Prepare for a bumpy ride
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Bennett, Bo
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Perspective (Philosophy)
  • Conflict (Psychology)
  • Debates and debating
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Mental health
  • Social psychology
Target audience
adult
Label
Uncomfortable ideas, (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781456627669
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12266119
Specific material designation
remote
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12266119
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MWT12266119
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Uncomfortable ideas, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781456627669
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12266119
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12266119
System control number
MWT12266119
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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