Book Club - Stop Being Reasonable

Culture Club
Date: Monday, 12 October 2020 19:00

It's often said that you cannot reason people out of something they were not reasoned into, but people do change their minds. What is it that makes them do so?

In Stop Being Reasonable, philosopher and journalist Eleanor Gordon-Smith tells six lucid, gripping stories that show the limits of human reason.

What made the subjects of her stories 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?

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.

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