THE BED OF PROCRUSTES HC
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  • Διαθέσιμο κατόπιν παραγγελίας

    Αποστέλλεται την ίδια ή την επόμενη εργάσιμη

  • ISBN:

    9781846144585

  • Έτος κυκλοφορίας

    2010

  • Εκδότης

    PENGUIN

"In this profound and playful book, Nassim Nicholas Taleb presents his ideas about life in the form of aphorisms, the world's earliest - and most memorable - literary form. Procrustes was a character from Greek mythology who abducted travellers and invited them to spend the night in a special bed, which they had to fit to perfection. They never did. Those who were too tall had their legs chopped off; those who were too short were stretched. Every aphorism here is about a Procrustean bed of sorts - we humans, facing the limits of our knowledge, the unseen and the unknown, resolve the tension by squeezing life and the world into crisp commoditized ideas, reductive categories, specific vocabularies and pre-packaged narratives. Only by embracing the unexpected - and accepting what we don't know - can we see the world as it really is."

Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Συγγραφέας)


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