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Stop Being Reasonable by Eleanor Gordon-Smith

Stop Being Reasonable

Eleanor Gordon-Smith

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Category: Philosophy, Non-fiction
Imprint: Scribe Publications
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Publication date: 11 Jul 2019
ISBN: 9781912854141

Inspiring, perceptive, and often moving, Stop Being Reasonable explores the place where philosophy and real life meet. Ultimately, it argues that when it comes to finding out what's true or convincing others about what we know, being rational might involve our hearts as well as our minds.

3 stars out of 5
23 Jul 2019

"A philosopher’s witty, intelligent study argues that emotion, not hard reasoning, informs our beliefs and attitudes"

It is sometimes held that rationality defines us as human, a claim written into our species name, Homo sapiens. If this is right, it follows from Gordon-Smith’s witty, intelligent book that, like the people she profiles, we do not really know who, or even what, we are.