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The Resource The art of self-persuasion : the social explanation of false beliefs, Raymond Boudon ; translated by Malcolm Slater

The art of self-persuasion : the social explanation of false beliefs, Raymond Boudon ; translated by Malcolm Slater

Label
The art of self-persuasion : the social explanation of false beliefs
Title
The art of self-persuasion
Title remainder
the social explanation of false beliefs
Statement of responsibility
Raymond Boudon ; translated by Malcolm Slater
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • People of all times and cultures have believed in false and dubious ideas. This is just as true of our modern scientific age as it was of earlier cultures: we too believe in all sorts of ungrounded causal states, like such-and-such a practice can lead to a longer life, to better health, and so on. How can such beliefs be explained? Boudon examines the main theories that have been used in the social sciences and psychology for the explanation of beliefs. He then develops
  • A particular model which enables him to show that actors often have good reasons to believe in false ideas. The central concept of this model is that actors often draw controversial conclusions from valid arguments because they introduce implicit statements which they do not perceive, since they treat them with good reasons as self-evident. Hence they can hold doubtful of even false conclusions and regard them as solidly grounded. Boudon show that this model can be used
  • To reinterpret many findings from the sociology of religion and the sociology of knowledge, as well as from cognitive psychology. It can also demonstrate how scientific arguments can lead to false or fragile beliefs. In short, beliefs in false ideas are often grounded in serious arguments. The Art of Self-Persuasion is a major contribution to the analysis of beliefs. Moreover, through the elaboration of the notion of 'good reasons', it also makes a significant
  • Contribution to the theory of rationality. It will be of particular interest to students and scholars in sociology, psychology and anthropology
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
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Boudon, Raymond
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Social and political theory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reasoning
  • Logic
  • Persuasion (Psychology)
  • Influence (Psychology)
  • Belief and doubt
  • Credulity
  • Delusions
Label
The art of self-persuasion : the social explanation of false beliefs, Raymond Boudon ; translated by Malcolm Slater
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Translation of: L'art de se persuader
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The powers that induce us to agree -- 2. Good reasons for believing in false ideas -- 3. Simmel's model -- 4. Hyperbole machines -- 5. Questions and answers -- 6. No effect without cause -- 7. Truth is unique -- 8. Words and things -- 9. Reason with a small r -- 10. Simmel and the theory of knowledge
Control code
30155548
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780745608983
Lccn
gb 94022555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1269605
Label
The art of self-persuasion : the social explanation of false beliefs, Raymond Boudon ; translated by Malcolm Slater
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Translation of: L'art de se persuader
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The powers that induce us to agree -- 2. Good reasons for believing in false ideas -- 3. Simmel's model -- 4. Hyperbole machines -- 5. Questions and answers -- 6. No effect without cause -- 7. Truth is unique -- 8. Words and things -- 9. Reason with a small r -- 10. Simmel and the theory of knowledge
Control code
30155548
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780745608983
Lccn
gb 94022555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1269605

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