Maximum Distrust: Unusual Stories of Injustice, Unbalanced Thinking, and Mob Psychology in America Michael L. Cook

ISBN: 9781560723417

Published: July 1st 1998

Hardcover

210 pages


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Maximum Distrust: Unusual Stories of Injustice, Unbalanced Thinking, and Mob Psychology in America  by  Michael L.   Cook

Maximum Distrust: Unusual Stories of Injustice, Unbalanced Thinking, and Mob Psychology in America by Michael L. Cook
July 1st 1998 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 210 pages | ISBN: 9781560723417 | 9.80 Mb

In many ways, this book is a response to two best-selling non-fiction books, Edward O. Wilsons Consilience, the Unity of Knowledge, and Deborah Tannens The Argument Culture, Moving from Debate to Dialogue although it was written before eitherMoreIn many ways, this book is a response to two best-selling non-fiction books, Edward O. Wilsons Consilience, the Unity of Knowledge, and Deborah Tannens The Argument Culture, Moving from Debate to Dialogue although it was written before either appeared. Neither Tannen nor Wilson desire a real dialogue because, as their writing reveals, their minds are already inalterably made up on the most basic assumptions.

All they really want is for their opponents to shut up and submit.Although the author of Maximum Distrust, the Disunity and Incompleteness of Knowledge reveals a lot of characteristic wishy-washiness and lack of any consistent ideological or philosophical positions, he obviously is not, by temperament, capable of shutting up and submitting to the Wilsons and the Tannens of the world, however numerous and increasingly intolerant of real debate they seem to be becoming.Even though Maximum Distrust frequently contradicts itself and vacillates between philosophical positions like a drunken, whimsical sailor lurching down a street full of beautiful girls, there are some propositions that author Cook suggests will always be rather more true than not.



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