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

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

by Alan Jacobs


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ISBN-13: 9780451499608
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 71,474
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Alan Jacobs is Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in the Honors Program of Baylor University. Before that, he taught for many years at Wheaton College in Illinois. He writes for publications like The Atlantic, Harper’s, First Things, Books & Culture, the Christian Century, and the Wall Street Journal, and maintains a blog at the New Atlantis.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 11

1 Beginning to Think 31

2 Attractions 51

3 Repulsions 71

4 The Money of Fools 89

5 The Age of Lumping 113

6 Open and Shut 125

7 A Person, Thinking 139

Conclusion: The Pleasures and Dangers of Thinking 149

Afterword: The Thinking Person's Checklist 153

Acknowledgments 157

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