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Weaponized Lies

Weaponized Lies PDF
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN: 1524742228
Size: 13.90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Weaponized Lies

by Daniel J. Levitin, Weaponized Lies Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Weaponized Lies books, Previously Published as A Field Guide to Lies We’re surrounded by fringe 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 Deluxe

Weaponized Lies Deluxe PDF
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN: 1524742279
Size: 20.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Weaponized Lies Deluxe

by Daniel J. Levitin, Weaponized Lies Deluxe Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Weaponized Lies Deluxe books, This deluxe eBook (previously published as A Field Guide to Lies Deluxe) features six videos from Daniel Levitin, with more examples, anecdotes, and added visual guides. We’re surrounded by fringe 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 PDF
Author: Daniel Levitin
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN: 0241313570
Size: 59.96 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Weaponized Lies

by Daniel Levitin, Weaponized Lies Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Weaponized Lies books, A guide to critical thinking in the 'post-truth' era, from the author of Sunday Times best-seller The Organized Mind We live in a world where the line between truth and lies is increasingly blurred by euphemistic terms such as 'post-truth', 'counter-knowledge', 'fringe theories' and others. In a world where anyone can become an expert at the click of a button, we're worse equipped than ever to evaluate the information we encounter and separate the truth from the lies. Daniel Levitin debunks the idea that truth no longer exists, and shows that we urgently need to learn the skills toeffectively ask ourselves: can we really know that? And how do they know that? In this eye-opening, accessible guide filled with fascinating examples and practical takeaways, acclaimed neuroscientist Daniel Levitin shows us how learning to understand statistics will enable you to make better, smarter judgements on the world around you.



A Field Guide To Lies

A Field Guide to Lies PDF
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Release: 2020-12-29
ISBN: 9780735241756
Size: 34.38 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 336
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A Field Guide To Lies

by Daniel J. Levitin, A Field Guide To Lies Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Field Guide To Lies books, Winner of the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction Winner of the 2017 National Business Book Award Shortlisted for the 2016/2017 Donner Prize From the bestselling author of The Organized Mind, the must-have book about how to analyze who and what to trust in the age of information overload. It's becoming harder to separate the wheat from the digital chaff. How do we distinguish misinformation, pseudo-facts, distortions and outright lies from reliable information? In A Field Guide to Lies, neuroscientist Daniel Levitin outlines the many pitfalls of the information age and provides the means to spot and avoid them. Levitin groups his field guide into two categories--statistical infomation and faulty arguments--ultimately showing how science is the bedrock of critical thinking. It is easy to lie with stats and graphs as few people "take the time to look under the hood and see how they work." And, just because there's a number on something, doesn't mean that the number was arrived at properly. Logic can help to evaluate whether or not a chain of reasoning is valid. And "infoliteracy" teaches us that not all sources of information are equal, and that biases can distort data. Faced with a world too eager to flood us with information, the best response is to be prepared. A Field Guide to Lies helps us avoid learning a lot of things that aren't true.



Die 5 Elemente Effektiven Denkens

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Author: Edward B. Burger
Publisher:
Release: 2013-11-20
ISBN: 9783933689139
Size: 73.38 MB
Format: PDF
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Languages : en
Pages : 120
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by Edward B. Burger, Die 5 Elemente Effektiven Denkens Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Die 5 Elemente Effektiven Denkens books,



Fremd In Ihrem Land

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Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild
Publisher: Campus Verlag
Release: 2017-09-07
ISBN: 3593507668
Size: 18.13 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Political Science
Languages : de
Pages : 429
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Fremd In Ihrem Land

by Arlie Russell Hochschild, Fremd In Ihrem Land Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Fremd In Ihrem Land books, In vielen westlichen Ländern sind rechte, nationalistische Bewegungen auf dem Vormarsch. Wie ist es dazu gekommen? Arlie Russell Hochschild reiste ins Herz der amerikanischen Rechten, nach Louisiana, und suchte fünf Jahre lang das Gespräch mit ihren Landsleuten. Sie traf auf frustrierte Menschen, deren "Amerikanischer Traum" geplatzt ist; Menschen, die sich abgehängt fühlen, den Staat hassen und sich der rechtspopulistischen Tea-Party-Bewegung angeschlossen haben. Hochschild zeigt eine beunruhigende Entwicklung auf, die auch in Europa längst begonnen hat. Hochschilds Reportage ist nicht nur eine erhellende Deutung einer gespaltenen Gesellschaft, sondern auch ein bewegendes Stück Literatur. "Jeder, der das moderne Amerika verstehen möchte, sollte dieses faszinierende Buch lesen." Robert Reich "Ein kluges, respektvolles und fesselndes Buch." New York Times Book Review "Eine anrührende, warmherzige und souverän geschriebene, ungemein gut lesbare teilnehmende Beobachtung. ... Wer ihr Buch liest, versteht die Wähler Trumps, weil sie auf Augenhöhe mit ihnen und nicht über sie spricht." FAZ



Risiko

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Author: Gerd Gigerenzer
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
Release: 2013-05-23
ISBN: 3641119901
Size: 78.11 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Psychology
Languages : de
Pages : 400
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Risiko

by Gerd Gigerenzer, Risiko Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Risiko books, Der neue Bestseller von Gerd Gigerenzer Erinnern wir uns an die weltweite Angst vor der Schweinegrippe, als Experten eine nie dagewesene Pandemie prognostizierten und Impfstoff für Millionen produziert wurde, der später still und heimlich entsorgt werden musste. Für Gerd Gigerenzer ist dies nur ein Beleg unseres irrationalen Umgangs mit Risiken. Und das gilt für Experten ebenso wie für Laien. An Beispielen aus Medizin, Rechtswesen und Finanzwelt erläutert er, wie die Psychologie des Risikos funktioniert, was sie mit unseren entwicklungsgeschichtlich alten Hirnstrukturen zu tun hat und welche Gefahren damit einhergehen. Dabei analysiert er die ungute Rolle von irreführenden Informationen, die von Medien und Fachleuten verbreitet werden. Doch Risiken und Ungewissheiten richtig einzuschätzen kann und sollte jeder lernen. Diese Risikoschulung erprobt Gigerenzer seit vielen Jahren mit verblüffenden Ergebnissen. Sein Fazit: Schon Kinder können lernen, mit Risiken realistisch umzugehen und sich gegen Panikmache wie Verharmlosung zu immunisieren.



Angriff Der Algorithmen

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Author: Cathy O'Neil
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
Release: 2017-08-21
ISBN: 3446257780
Size: 78.90 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Political Science
Languages : de
Pages : 336
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Angriff Der Algorithmen

by Cathy O'Neil, Angriff Der Algorithmen Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Angriff Der Algorithmen books, Algorithmen nehmen Einfluss auf unser Leben: Von ihnen hängt es ab, ob man etwa einen Kredit für sein Haus erhält und wie viel man für die Krankenversicherung bezahlt. Cathy O’Neil, ehemalige Hedgefonds-Managerin und heute Big-Data-Whistleblowerin, erklärt, wie Algorithmen in der Theorie objektive Entscheidungen ermöglichen, im wirklichen Leben aber mächtigen Interessen folgen. Algorithmen nehmen Einfluss auf die Politik, gefährden freie Wahlen und manipulieren über soziale Netzwerke sogar die Demokratie. Cathy O’Neils dringlicher Appell zeigt, wie sie Diskriminierung und Ungleichheit verstärken und so zu Waffen werden, die das Fundament unserer Gesellschaft erschüttern.



Naked Economics

Naked Economics PDF
Author: Charles Wheelan
Publisher: VCH
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9783527506125
Size: 49.87 MB
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Languages : de
Pages : 410
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Naked Economics

by Charles Wheelan, Naked Economics Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Naked Economics books, Warum zahlt der Mann, der im Flugzeug neben Ihnen sitzt, so viel mehr für seinen Sitzplatz (oder auch viel weniger), obwohl er doch dieselbe Strecke zurücklegt und dasselbe Essen serviert bekommt? Was haben Finanzmärkte und Investmentstrategien mit einer Diät gemeinsam? Welchen Platz und Nutzen haben staatliche Einflussnahmen in der ökonomischen Realität der freien Marktwirtschaft? Welche Rolle spielen die amerikanische Fed und verwandte Institutionen wie die Europäische Zentralbank in Bezug auf Inflation und Wirtschaftswachstum? Täglich begegnen uns solche und andere wirtschaftliche Phänomene und häufig stoßen wir an unsere Grenzen, wenn es darum geht, die aufgeworfenen Fragen zu beantworten. Dieses Buch führt Sie durch die wichtigsten Konzepte der Wirtschaft und stellt sie bar der mathematischen Komplexität auf so intuitive und unterhaltsame Weise dar, dass Sie es nicht mehr aus der Hand legen wollen. Ein Buch, das zugleich unterhält, lehrt und provoziert.



The World In Six Songs

The World in Six Songs PDF
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2008-08-19
ISBN: 1101043458
Size: 40.97 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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The World In Six Songs

by Daniel J. Levitin, The World In Six Songs Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The World In Six Songs books, The author of the New York Times bestseller This Is Your Brain on Music reveals music’s role in the evolution of human culture in this thought-provoking book that “will leave you awestruck” (The New York Times). Daniel J. Levitin's astounding debut bestseller, This Is Your Brain on Music, enthralled and delighted readers as it transformed our understanding of how music gets in our heads and stays there. Now in his second New York Times bestseller, his genius for combining science and art reveals how music shaped humanity across cultures and throughout history. Here he identifies six fundamental song functions or types—friendship, joy, comfort, religion, knowledge, and love—then shows how each in its own way has enabled the social bonding necessary for human culture and society to evolve. He shows, in effect, how these “six songs” work in our brains to preserve the emotional history of our lives and species. Dr. Levitin combines cutting-edge scientific research from his music cognition lab at McGill University and work in an array of related fields; his own sometimes hilarious experiences in the music business; and illuminating interviews with musicians such as Sting and David Byrne, as well as conductors, anthropologists, and evolutionary biologists. The World in Six Songs is, ultimately, a revolution in our understanding of how human nature evolved—right up to the iPod.