A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age

A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age

作者 : Daniel J. Levitin

出版社 : DUTTON

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《紐約時報》冠軍暢銷作家丹尼爾.列維廷(Daniel J. Levitin),教您如何以批判性思考為利器,看穿謊言!

在前作《大腦超載時代的思考學》(The Organized Mind)中,他教您如何在大量的訊息中,做出正確的決策;在新作中,他教授批判性思考,以及看穿資訊謊言的技巧!








From The New York Times bestselling author of THE ORGANIZED MIND and THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC, aprimer to the critical thinking that is more necessary now than ever. 

We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process especially in election season. It's raining bad data, half-truths, and even outright lies. "New York Times"bestselling author Daniel J. Levitinshows how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports revealing the ways lying weasels can use them. 

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? Levitin groups his field guide into two categories statistical infomation and faulty arguments ultimately showing how science is the bedrock of critical thinking. Infoliteracy means understanding that there are hierarchies of source quality and bias that variously distort our information feeds via every media channel, including social media. We may expect newspapers, bloggers, the government, and Wikipedia to be factually and logically correct, but they so often aren't. We need to think critically about the words and numbers we encounter if we want to be successful at work, at play, and in making the most of our lives. This means checking the plausibility and reasoning not passively accepting information, repeating it, and making decisions based on it. Readers learn to avoid the extremes of passive gullibility and cynical rejection. Levitin's charming, entertaining, accessible guide can help anyone wake up to a whole lot of things that aren't so. And catch some lying weasels in their tracks! 
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