Being Wrong Shultz, K.

This a book on critical thinking. Shultz pulls the reader out of their sense of certain by review the fallibility of perception, memory, belief formation, how we hold beliefs and allow (or not allow) them to be challenged. She brilliantly brings in the ubiquitous problem of naive realism, and the problems of induction. In the final portion of the book she catelogs the many ways we can cling to our believes in the face of challenging facts. She uses the Millerites of the 19th century as an example of REALLY getting it wrong. The content will appeal to anyone that has held beliefs very strongly and had to let go. She knows the Feeling and eloquently expresses the good in that.

Supporting the Blog and Podcast is supported by the generosity of its readers. If you find my essays, interviews, or podcasts useful, please consider becoming a sponsor of the website. —SH

Monthly Donation

Contributor$7 / month
Member$15 / month
Supporting Member$25 / month
Sustaining Member$45 / month
Patron$95 / month

One-Time Donation

You can also become a contributor by making a one-time donation in any amount.

Get Sam's Newsletter

Joining our email list is the best way to hear about Sam's upcoming books, articles, podcasts, and public talks.