In Praise of Doubt

In Praise of Doubt

How to Have Convictions Without Becoming A Fanatic

Book - 2009
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Two top sociologists map out how people can reclaim their convictions from the twin dangers of fundamentalism and a loss of moral values, exploring the roles of humor, doubt, and social norms in moderating views to avoid becoming fanatical.
Publisher: New York : HarperOne/HarperCollins Publishers, [2009], ©2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780061778162
0061778168
Branch Call Number: 121.63 Be
Characteristics: viii, 179 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Zijderveld, Anton C. 1937-

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YeetSolo
Oct 12, 2015

This is a great book that elegantly illustrates how certainty and doubt are major components of a middle ground between fundamentalism and relativism in religion, politics, culture, and morality within the context of a rapidly modernized world where pluralism has become the norm.

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