","image":"https://secure.syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=9780451499615/LC.JPG&client=913-495-2400&type=xw12&oclc=bk0020257660","isbn":["9780451499615","0451499611"],"name":"How to Think : A Survival Guide for A World at Odds","publisher":[{"@type":"Person","name":"Currency,, 2017."}],"@context":"http://schema.org"},{"@type":"Product","gtin13":["9780451499615","0451499611"],"name":"How to Think : A Survival Guide for A World at Odds","offers":{"@type":"Offer","availability":{"@id":"InStock","@type":"ItemAvailability"},"price":"0.00","seller":{"@type":"Library","image":"https://cor-soft-cdn-static.bibliocommons.com/images/KS-OLATHE/logo.png?1558686140090","name":"Johnson County Library"},"sku":"eBook"},"@context":"http://schema.org"}]} How to Think : A Survival Guide for A World at Odds (eBook) | Olathe Public Library | BiblioCommons
How to Think : A Survival Guide for A World at Odds

How to Think : A Survival Guide for A World at Odds

eBook - 2017
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Publisher: Currency,, 2017.
ISBN: 9780451499615
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Aug 27, 2018

A splendiferous book, but very difficult. It requires strong thinking. Wonderful non-point-form guide on how to become a stronger, more democratic thinker. My favourite ideas: don't talk for victory, talk and listen and think for learning. Be willing to change your mind. Gravitate to people who value genuine community and can handle disagreement. And many others. A book I'd consider buying.

Jun 16, 2018

Mildly interesting and thankfully a quick read. Jacobs is an academic who is a Christian and draws heavily from C.S. Lewis and the bible for guidance. By his own admission he deals with the art rather than the science of thinking, arguing that reason alone is an insufficient guide to action, and that emotion is needed. He claims that "thinking for yourself is impossible", and that we can only think with others. He talks a lot about our emotional needs, particularly to belong to and identify with a group (or several groups), and our subsequent tendency to believe what these groups believe, and consider outsiders to be "Repugnant Cultural Others" (RCOs), whom we can vilify and discredit without having to justify ourselves (how true, how sad). In the end he admits that there is no easy solution, but he does offer a 12-point "thinking person's checklist" which has some excellent advice. Read that and you'll get the gist of his book.

Apr 18, 2018

It's just okay. Each chapter is broken up into small sections that make it a good nightstand book if only because it's easy to get a small reading win in before falling asleep. Megan Phelps-Roper makes many, many appearances in this short book - where the author attempts to expand on ideas using previous examples. Maybe it's an attempt to weave continuity into what, at times, felt like a disjointed narrative. Again, just okay, you'll get a sufficient ROrI given the length of the book.

Mar 17, 2018

A better title may be How Not To Think. A lot is written about the blinders, emotional resistance, and peer group pressure that keep us from giving serious consideration to what and why we believe what we do. The answer: stop doing it. Okay, do that right after you achieve Buddhist "enlightenment" and have given up all attachments. Like loosing weight you really know what to do, so why aren't you doing it? I'm "just human, don't you know".

Feb 04, 2018

the book got me thinking about my thinking but I didn't reach a final conclusion - still thinking.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings


Find it at My Library

To Top