Rights offering detail :
Stop Being Reasonable
Oct. 2, 2019
Author:
Eleanor Gordon-Smith
Category:
Non-fiction: General/Other
Description:
What if you’re not who you think you are?

What if you don’t really know the people closest to you?

And what if your most deeply-held beliefs turn out to be … wrong?

In 'Stop Being Reasonable', philosopher Eleanor Gordon-Smith tells gripping true stories that show the limits of human reason. Susie realises her husband harbours a terrible secret, Dylan leaves the cult he’s been raised in since birth, Alex discovers he can no longer return to his former identity after impersonating someone else on reality TV. All of them radically alter their beliefs about the things that matter most.

What makes them change course? What does this say about our own beliefs? And, in an increasingly divided world, what does it teach us about how we might change the minds of others?

Inspiring, moving and perceptive, 'Stop Being Reasonable' is a mind-changing exploration of the murky place where philosophy and real life meet.
Rights available:
Translation excluding Dutch language rights
Rights sold:
UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding ANZ) sold to Scribe UK, North American rights sold to PublicAffairs, Dutch language rights sold to Uitgeverij Ten Have
Other Information:
All enquiries to The Science Factory
Contact:
Joumana Awad
NewSouth Publishing
joumana.awad@newsouthpublishing.com.au
phone: +61 2 8936 1422
UNSW, Sydney NSW Australia, NS 2052
Offering #:
15685
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