Chapter 9 of Kathryn Schulz's book Being Wrong "is about what happens during wrongness--about
the moment when the feeling of being right seroconverts to the feeling
of being wrong. Psycholoically as well as structurally, this moment
forms the central experience of error" (183-184).
Schulz covers several aspects of that "during" phase. For you though,
what's one idea or observation that she made in the chapter that caught
your attention? For a couple of us who were talking, the following line
from Schulz was striking: "We are quasi-rational actors, in whom
reason is forever sharing the stage with ego and hope and stubbornness
and loathing and loyalty” (195). Her eloquent assessment of why human s
have a hard time making rational decisions was usefully explanatory.
What's one line, phrase, or idea that captured your interest? Provide the page number as well. Then, explain your reasoning.