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The Resource A short history of stupid : the decline of reason and why public debate makes us want to scream, Bernard Keane & Helen Razer

A short history of stupid : the decline of reason and why public debate makes us want to scream, Bernard Keane & Helen Razer

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A short history of stupid : the decline of reason and why public debate makes us want to scream
Title
A short history of stupid
Title remainder
the decline of reason and why public debate makes us want to scream
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Keane & Helen Razer
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Language
eng
Summary
What is Stupid? The rejection of the discomfort of intellectual rigor in favor of the mentally comfortable and convenient. Stupid takes many forms, and they change over time, but always reflect an inability or unwillingness to grasp basic reasoning and use of evidence, willful ignorance, conspiracy theories, denialism, lack of perspective, mistaking actions for consequences, substitution of emotion for reason, rejection of evidence that fails to validate pre-existing frameworks. Sound familiar?
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10451833
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Keane, Bernard
Dewey number
303.32
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Razer, Helen
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True
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  • Common sense
  • Mass media
  • Social pressure
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Mass media
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
A short history of stupid : the decline of reason and why public debate makes us want to scream, Bernard Keane & Helen Razer
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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text
Contents
Introduction - we don't know what we are doing -- 1. I'm worth it: L'Oreal and the fade-resistant rise of liberal individualism -- 2. Suffer the little children: enlightenment and denialism -- 3. Look who's talking : why uttering our identity makes us stupid babies --4. Nudge them all - God will know his own: soft hard and extreme paternalism -- 5. The inflexible safe space -- 6. National stupidity: how the war on terror is killing and impoverishing us -- entr'acte - from Dallas with Love to Moonfaker: the lost films of Stanley Kubrick -- 7. Reason and unreason: how we've all gone stupid-mad in an age of absolute sanity -- 8. Political arithmetic or slack hacks lack facts when flacks stacks the stats -- 9. Postmodern nausea: Derrida vomit and the rise of relativity -- 10. Hyperreality authenticity and the fucking up of public debate -- 11. Conspicuous compassion: on consuming Kony
Control code
000053742144
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9781760110543
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
A short history of stupid : the decline of reason and why public debate makes us want to scream, Bernard Keane & Helen Razer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Introduction - we don't know what we are doing -- 1. I'm worth it: L'Oreal and the fade-resistant rise of liberal individualism -- 2. Suffer the little children: enlightenment and denialism -- 3. Look who's talking : why uttering our identity makes us stupid babies --4. Nudge them all - God will know his own: soft hard and extreme paternalism -- 5. The inflexible safe space -- 6. National stupidity: how the war on terror is killing and impoverishing us -- entr'acte - from Dallas with Love to Moonfaker: the lost films of Stanley Kubrick -- 7. Reason and unreason: how we've all gone stupid-mad in an age of absolute sanity -- 8. Political arithmetic or slack hacks lack facts when flacks stacks the stats -- 9. Postmodern nausea: Derrida vomit and the rise of relativity -- 10. Hyperreality authenticity and the fucking up of public debate -- 11. Conspicuous compassion: on consuming Kony
Control code
000053742144
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9781760110543
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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