Stop Being Reasonable
Stop Being Reasonable

Stop Being Reasonable

six stories of how we really change our minds

Eleanor Gordon-Smith

(author)

Paperback
In stock
SKU
9781912854141
Price £12.59 RRP £14.99
 

In stock books shipped same day if you order before 2pm. Read more...

All UK orders sent via tracked delivery

Return purchased items within 30 days for a full refund.

Hope is Power tote bags The Guardian water bottle

What if you aren't 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 and journalist Eleanor Gordon-Smith tells six lucid, gripping stories that show the limits of human reason.

From the woman who realised her husband harboured a terrible secret, to the man who left the cult he had been raised in since birth, and the British reality TV contestant who, having impersonated someone else for a month, discovered he could no longer return to his former identity, all of the people interviewed radically altered their beliefs about the things that matter most.

What made them change course? How should their reversals affect how we think about our own beliefs? And in an increasingly divided world, what do they teach us about how we might change the minds of others?

Inspiring, perceptive, and often moving, Stop Being Reasonable explores the place where philosophy and real life meet. Ultimately, it argues that when it comes to finding out what's true or convincing others about what we know, being rational might involve our hearts as well as our minds.

More Information
Book publisher Scribe Publications
Publication date 11 Jul 2019
Format Paperback
Pages 224
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:Stop Being Reasonable
Newsletter Fashion Box
WANT A DISCOUNT?