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The Age of Magical Overthinking: Notes on Modern Irrationality

作者 Amanda Montell
商品描述 The Age of Magical Overthinking: Notes on Modern Irrationality:✰非理性的狂想年代!語言學家、Podcas主持人阿曼達·蒙特爾(AmandaMontell)以機智風趣的文字,探討人


內容簡介 ✰非理性的狂想年代! 語言學家、Podcas主持人阿曼達·蒙特爾(Amanda Montell)以機智風趣的文字,探討人們內心的奇思異想,如何化為主流的認知謬誤,形成「非理性的狂想年代」。 她發現,那些博學多識且魅力非凡的人,更容易將主觀想像擴散開來,進而對原不相干的事物產生影響。無論是營造獨特氛圍的心靈導師,還是光環加身的意見領袖,他們的形象和言論,都在潛移默化中左右大眾的思維模式。 在這觀察入微又思路清晰的作品中,阿曼達·蒙特爾(Amanda Montell)帶領讀者一同審視種種瑣碎卻深具影響力的離經叛道現象。跟隨作者的腳步,在紛亂中冷靜思考,反觀自己做的選擇是否真的合乎理性?。From the bestselling author of Cultish and host of the podcast Sounds Like a Cult, a delicious blend of cultural criticism and personal narrative that explores our cognitive biases and the power, disadvantages, and highlights of magical thinking.Utilizing the linguistic insights of her “witty and brilliant” (Blyth Roberson, author of America the Beautiful?) first book Wordslut and the sociological explorations of her breakout hit Cultish, Amanda Montell now turns her erudite eye to the inner workings of the human mind and its biases in her most personal and electrifying work yet.“Magical thinking” can be broadly defined as the belief that one’s internal thoughts can affect unrelated events in the external world: Think of the conviction that one can manifest their way out of poverty, stave off cancer with positive vibes, thwart the apocalypse by learning to can their own peaches, or transform an unhealthy relationship to a glorious one with loyalty alone. In all its forms, magical thinking works in service of restoring agency amid chaos, but in The Age of Magical Overthinking, Montell argues that in the modern information age, our brain’s coping mechanisms have been overloaded, and our irrationality turned up to an eleven.In a series of razor sharp, deeply funny chapters, Montell delves into a cornucopia of the cognitive biases that run rampant in our brains, from how the “Halo effect” cultivates worship (and hatred) of larger than life celebrities, to how the “Sunk Cost Fallacy” can keep us in detrimental relationships long after we’ve realized they’re not serving us. As she illuminates these concepts with her signature brilliance and wit, Montell’s prevailing message is one of hope, empathy, and ultimately forgiveness for our anxiety-addled human selves. If you have all but lost faith in our ability to reason, Montell aims to make some sense of the senseless. To crack open a window in our minds, and let a warm breeze in. To help quiet the cacophony for a while, or even hear a melody in it.


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作者介紹 Amanda MontellAmanda Montell is a writer and linguist from Baltimore. She is the author of the acclaimed books Wordslut, Cultish, and The Age of Magical Overthinking. Along with hosting the podcast Sounds Like a Cult, her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and more. She holds a degree in linguistics from NYU and lives in Los Angeles with her partner, plants, and pets.


書名 / The Age of Magical Overthinking: Notes on Modern Irrationality
作者 / Amanda Montell
簡介 / The Age of Magical Overthinking: Notes on Modern Irrationality:✰非理性的狂想年代!語言學家、Podcas主持人阿曼達·蒙特爾(AmandaMontell)以機智風趣的文字,探討人
ISBN13 / 9781668057445
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9781668057445
誠品26碼 / 2682503365008
頁數 / 320
裝訂 / P:平裝
語言 / 3:英文
尺寸 / 8.4*5.5*0.8英吋
級別 / N:無
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