The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don't

As we most want to believe and shoot down those we don't.

But if we want to get things right often, argues Galef, we should train ourselves to have a scout mindset. Unlike the soldier, a scout's goal isn't to defend one side over the other. It's to go out, survey the territory, and come back with as accurate a map as possible. Regardless of what they hope to be the case, above all, the scout wants to know what's actually true.

In The Scout Mindset, Galef shows that what makes scouts better at.

The Scout MindsetAn engaging and enlightening account from which we all can benefit. The Wall Street Journal

A better way to combat knee jerk biases and make smarter decisions, from Julia Galef, the acclaimed expert on rational decision making.

When it comes to what we believe, humans see what they want to see. In other words, we have what Julia Galef calls a soldier mindset. From tribalism and wishful thinking, to rationalizing in our personal lives and everything in between, we are driven to defend the ide.

The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don'tAs we most want to believe and shoot down those we don't.

But if we want to get things right often, argues Galef, we should train ourselves to have a scout mindset. Unlike the soldier, a scout's goal isn't to defend one side over the other. It's to go out, survey the territory, and come back with as accurate a map as possible. Regardless of what they hope to be the case, above all, the scout wants to know what's actually true.

In The Scout Mindset, Galef shows that what makes scouts better at.

Everybody: A Book about Freedom

Everybody The body is a source of pleasure and of pain, at once hopelessly vulnerable and radiant with power. In her ambitious, brilliant sixth book, Olivia Laing charts an electrifying course through the long struggle for bodily freedom, using the life of the renegade psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich to explore gay rights and sexual.

Everybody: A Book about FreedomLiberation, feminism, and the civil rights movement.

Drawing on her own experiences in protest and alternative medicine, and traveling from Weimar Berlin to the prisons of Joseph McCarthy’s America, Laing grapples with some of the most significant and complicated figures of the past century—among them Nina Simo.


Liberation, feminism, and the civil rights movement.

Drawing on her own experiences in protest and alternative medicine, and traveling from Weimar Berlin to the prisons of Joseph McCarthy’s America, Laing grapples with some of the most significant and complicated figures of the past century—among them Nina Simo.

The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War

The Free WorldIn his follow up to the Pulitzer Prize winning The Metaphysical Club, Louis Menand offers a new intellectual and cultural history of the postwar years
The Cold War was not just a contest of power. It was also about ideas, in the broadest sense economic and political, artistic and personal. In The Free World, the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning scholar and critic Louis Menand tells the story of American culture in the pivotal years from the end of World War II to Vietnam and shows how changing economic, technological, and social forces put their mark on creations of the mind.

How did elitism and an anti totalitarian skepticism of passion and ideology give way to a new sensibility defined by fr.

Eewheeling experimentation and loving the Beatles? How was the ideal of freedom applied to causes that ranged from anti communism and civil rights to radical acts of self creation via art and even crime?

With the wit and insight familiar to readers of The Metaphysical Club and his New Yorker essays,Menand takes us inside Hannah Arendt's Manhattan, the Paris of Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Merce Cunningham and John Cage's residences at North Carolina's Black Mountain College, and the Memphis studio where Sam Phillips and Elvis Presley created a new music for the American teenager. He examines the post war vogue for French existentialism, structuralism and post structuralism, the rise o.

The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold WarEewheeling experimentation and loving the Beatles? How was the ideal of freedom applied to causes that ranged from anti communism and civil rights to radical acts of self creation via art and even crime?

With the wit and insight familiar to readers of The Metaphysical Club and his New Yorker essays,Menand takes us inside Hannah Arendt's Manhattan, the Paris of Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Merce Cunningham and John Cage's residences at North Carolina's Black Mountain College, and the Memphis studio where Sam Phillips and Elvis Presley created a new music for the American teenager. He examines the post war vogue for French existentialism, structuralism and post structuralism, the rise o.

Sentir & Saber: A Caminho da Consciência

Sentir & Saber: A Caminho da ConsciênciaA Psicologia e da Inteligência Artificial nos facultam as ferramentas necessárias para solucionar este mistério. Em 49 breves capítulos, o autor ajuda nos a compreender a relação entre a consciência e a mente; porque estar consciente não é o mesmo que estar acordado e não precisa de mente; o papel fundamental dos sentimentos;.

Sentir & SaberNas últimas décadas, numerosos filósofos e cientistas cognitivos têm debatido a consciência como se fosse uma questão à parte, dando lhe um estatuto especial, o de problema único, não apenas difícil de investigar mas insolúvel. Porém, António Damásio está convencido de que as mais recentes descobertas da Neurobiologia, d.

A Psicologia e da Inteligência Artificial nos facultam as ferramentas necessárias para solucionar este mistério. Em 49 breves capítulos, o autor ajuda nos a compreender a relação entre a consciência e a mente; porque estar consciente não é o mesmo que estar acordado e não precisa de mente; o papel fundamental dos sentimentos;.

The Myth of Artificial Intelligence: Why Computers Can't Think the Way We Do

The Myth of Artificial IntelligenceIf you want to know about AI, read this bookit shows how a supposedly futuristic reverence for Artificial Intelligence retards progress when it denigrates our most irreplaceable resource for any future progress: our own human intelligence. Peter Thiel



A cutting edge AI researcher and tech entrepreneur debunks the fantasy that superintelligence is just a few clicks away and argues that this myth is not just wrong, it's actively blocking innovation and distorting our ability to make the crucial next leap.

Futurists insist that AI will soon eclipse the capacities of the most gifted human mind. What hope do we have against superintellige.

Nt machines? But we aren't really on the path to developing intelligent machines. In fact, we don't even know where that path might be.

A tech entrepreneur and pioneering research scientist working at the forefront of natural language processing, Erik Larson takes us on a tour of the landscape of AI to show how far we are from superintelligence, and what it would take to get there. Ever since Alan Turing, AI enthusiasts have equated artificial intelligence with human intelligence. This is a profound mistake. AI works on inductive reasoning, crunching data sets to predict outcomes. But humans don't correlate data sets: we make conjectures informed b.

The Myth of Artificial Intelligence: Why Computers Can't Think the Way We DoNt machines? But we aren't really on the path to developing intelligent machines. In fact, we don't even know where that path might be.

A tech entrepreneur and pioneering research scientist working at the forefront of natural language processing, Erik Larson takes us on a tour of the landscape of AI to show how far we are from superintelligence, and what it would take to get there. Ever since Alan Turing, AI enthusiasts have equated artificial intelligence with human intelligence. This is a profound mistake. AI works on inductive reasoning, crunching data sets to predict outcomes. But humans don't correlate data sets: we make conjectures informed b.

Canceling Comedians While the World Burns

Canceling Comedians While the World BurnsBetween the decline of the labor movement, the aftershocks of the falls of so called actually existing socialism, and the long exile of even social democrat.

S from the levers of real power, we have gotten far too used to thinking of leftism as a performative exercise in expressing our political commitments rathe.

Canceling Comedians While the World BurnsS from the levers of real power, we have gotten far too used to thinking of leftism as a performative exercise in expressing our political commitments rathe.

Beyond Order: 12 More Rules For Life

Beyond OrderThe sequel to 12 Rules for Life offers further guidance on the periolus path of modern life.

In 12 Rules for Life, clinical psychologist and celebrated professor at Harvard and the University of Toronto Dr. Jordan B. Peterson helped millions of readers impose order on the chaos of their lives. Now, in this bold sequel, Peterson delivers twelve lifesaving principles for resisting the exhausting.

Toll that our desire to order the world inevitably takes.

In a time when the human will increasingly imposes itself over every sphere of life—from our social structures to our emotional states—Peterson warns that too much security is dangerous. What’s , he offers strategies for overcoming the cultural, scientific, and psychological forces causing us to tend toward tyranny, and teaches us.

Beyond Order: 12 More Rules For LifeToll that our desire to order the world inevitably takes.

In a time when the human will increasingly imposes itself over every sphere of life—from our social structures to our emotional states—Peterson warns that too much security is dangerous. What’s , he offers strategies for overcoming the cultural, scientific, and psychological forces causing us to tend toward tyranny, and teaches us.

A Matter of Death and Life

A Matter of Death and LifeA year long journey by the renowned psychiatrist and his writer wife after her terminal diagnosis, as they reflect on how to love and live without regret.

Internationally acclaimed psychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom devoted his career to counseling those suffering from anxiety and grief. But never had he faced the need to counsel himself until his wife, esteemed feminist author Marilyn Yalom, was diagnosed with cancer. In A Matter of.

Death and Life, Marilyn and Irv share how they took on profound new struggles: Marilyn to die a good death, Irv to live on without her.

In alternating accounts of their last months together and Irv's first months alone, they offer us a rare window into facing mortality and coping with the loss of one's beloved. The Yaloms had numerous blessings a loving family, a Palo Alto home under a magnificent valley oak, a large circle of friends,.

A Matter of Death and LifeDeath and Life, Marilyn and Irv share how they took on profound new struggles: Marilyn to die a good death, Irv to live on without her.

In alternating accounts of their last months together and Irv's first months alone, they offer us a rare window into facing mortality and coping with the loss of one's beloved. The Yaloms had numerous blessings a loving family, a Palo Alto home under a magnificent valley oak, a large circle of friends,.

The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die

The InevitableAs much of the world's population grows older, the quest for a good death, has become a significant issue. For many, the right to die often means the right to die with dignity. The Inevitable moves beyond margins of the law to the people who are meticulously planning their final hours far from medical offices, legislative chambers, hospital ethics committees, and polite conversation and the people who help them, loved ones or clandestine groups.

On the Internet known as the euthanasia underground.

Katie Engelhart, a veteran journalist, focuses on six people representing different aspects of the debate. Two are doctors: a California physician who runs a boutique assisted death clinic and has written lethal prescriptions than anyone else in the U.S.; an Australian named Philip Nitschke who lost his medical license for teaching people how to end their lives painlessly and peaceful.

The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to DieOn the Internet known as the euthanasia underground.

Katie Engelhart, a veteran journalist, focuses on six people representing different aspects of the debate. Two are doctors: a California physician who runs a boutique assisted death clinic and has written lethal prescriptions than anyone else in the U.S.; an Australian named Philip Nitschke who lost his medical license for teaching people how to end their lives painlessly and peaceful.

We Are Not Born Submissive: How Patriarchy Shapes Women's Lives

We Are Not Born SubmissiveA philosophical exploration of female submission, using insights from feminist thinkers especially Simone de Beauvoir to reveal the complexities of women's reality and lived experience



What role do women play in the perpetuation of patriarchy? On the one hand, popular media urges women to be independent, outspoken, and career minded. Yet, this same media glorifies a specific, sometimes voluntary, female submissiveness as a source of satisfaction. In philosophy, even less has been said on why women submit to men and the discussion has been equally contradictory submission has traditionally been considered a vice or pathology, but female submission has been valor.

Ized as innate to women's nature. Is there a way to explore female submission in all of its complexity not denying its appeal in certain instances, and not buying into an antifeminist, sexist, or misogynistic perspective?

We Are Not Born Submissive offers the first in depth philosophical exploration of female submission, focusing on the thinking of Simone de Beauvoir, and recent work in feminist philosophy, epistemology, and political theory. Manon Garcia argues that to comprehend female submission, we must invert how we examine power and see it from the woman's point of view. Historically, philosophers, psychoanalysts, and even some radical feminists have conflated fe.

We Are Not Born Submissive: How Patriarchy Shapes Women's LivesIzed as innate to women's nature. Is there a way to explore female submission in all of its complexity not denying its appeal in certain instances, and not buying into an antifeminist, sexist, or misogynistic perspective?

We Are Not Born Submissive offers the first in depth philosophical exploration of female submission, focusing on the thinking of Simone de Beauvoir, and recent work in feminist philosophy, epistemology, and political theory. Manon Garcia argues that to comprehend female submission, we must invert how we examine power and see it from the woman's point of view. Historically, philosophers, psychoanalysts, and even some radical feminists have conflated fe.