Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era

Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era Author Daniel J. Levitin
ISBN-10 1101983825
ISBN-13 9781101983829
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Dutton
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Previously Published as A Field Guide to LiesWere surrounded byfringe theories fake news and pseudo facts These lies are getting repeated New York Times bestselling author Daniel Levitin shows how to disarm these socially devastating inventions and get the American mind back on track Here are the fundamental lessons in critical thinking that we need to know and share now Investigating numerical misinformation Daniel Levitin shows how mishandled statistics and graphs can give a grossly distorted perspective and lead us to terrible decisions Wordy arguments on the other hand can easily be persuasive as they drift away from the facts in an appealing yet misguided way The steps we can take to better evaluate news advertisements and reports are clearly detailed Ultimately Levitin turns to what underlies our ability to determine if something is true or false the scientific method He grapples with the limits of what we can and cannot know Case studies are offered to demonstrate the applications of logical thinking to quite varied settings spanning courtroom testimony medical decision making magic modern physics and conspiracy theories This urgently needed book enables us to avoid the extremes of passive gullibility and cynical rejection As Levitin attests Truth matters A post truth era is an era of willful irrationality reversing all the great advances humankind has made Euphemisms like fringe theories extreme views alt truth and even fake news can literally be dangerous Let s call lies what they are and catch those making them in the act

Weaponized Lies

Weaponized Lies Author Daniel J. Levitin
ISBN-10 9781524742225
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 320

Weaponized Lies

Weaponized Lies Author Daniel J. Levitin
ISBN-10 0143196294
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 320

Weaponized Lies

Weaponized Lies Author Daniel J. Levitin
ISBN-10 0241312426
Release 2017-03-02
Pages 320