The Bed Of Procrustes Philosophical And Practical Aphorisms By : Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Bed Of Procrustes Philosophical And Practical Aphorisms
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  • Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    Publication Date: 30/11/2010
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By the author of the modern classic The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect. The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Taleb’s view of modern civilization’s hubristic side effects—modifying humans to satisfy technology, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, inventing diseases to sell drugs, defining intelligence as what can be tested in a classroom, and convincing people that employment is not slavery. Playful and irreverent, these aphorisms will surprise you by exposing self-delusions you have been living with but never recognized.

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Number of Pages: 112 Pages
Bar Code: 9781400069972
Publisher: Random House
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