Haley Scholars Fall 2013 Reading Groups
"Figuring out where we went wrong can be genuinely puzzling--the conceptual equivalent of trying to retrace your steps in a dark woods" (207). -- Kathryn Schulz
“Our beliefs come in bundles.” (209 )-- Kathryn Schulz
Kathryn Schulz's book Being Wrong is about wrongess and error, but it's also about, we've come to understand, the nature of our beliefs. In multiple chapters, she discusses how our belief systems affect our thinking and actions and contributing to our mistakes. Beliefs are important, as Schulz shows, when we people are trying to discover "how wrong" they were. Their belief can determine how they pursue the answer to that query.
In each chapter, members of our reading group are making distinct discoveries and learning key and different lessons. What about this chapter? What idea did you come across that you found most fascinating or notable? How so?