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Author Taleb, Nassim Nicholas, 1960-
Title The bed of Procrustes : philosophical and practical aphorisms / Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
Publication Info. New York : Random House, c2010.
Open Library Cover
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Edition 1st ed.
Description xii, 112 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents Procrustes -- Preludes -- Counter narratives -- Matters ontological -- The sacred and the profane -- Chance, success, happiness, and stoicism -- Charming and less charming sucker problems -- Theseus, or, living the Paleo life -- The republic of letters -- The universal and the particular -- Fooled by randomness -- Aesthetics -- Ethics -- Robustness and fragility -- The ludic fallacy and domain dependence -- Epistemology and subtractive knowledge -- The scandal of prediction -- Being a philosopher and managing to remain one -- Economic life and other very vulgar subjects -- The sage, the weak, and the magnificent -- The implicit and the explicit -- On the varieties of love and nonlove -- The end -- Postface.
Subject Aphorisms and apothegms.
Human behavior -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Added Title Philosophical and practical aphorisms
ISBN 9781400069972 (alk. paper)
1400069971 (alk. paper)
9780679643685 (ebook)
0679643680 (ebook)