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Think!: Why Crucial Decisions Can't Be Made in the Blink of an Eye (edição 2006)

por Michael R. LeGault

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Outraged by the downward spiral of intellect and culture, Michael LeGault offers the flip side of Malcolm Gladwell's bestselling phenomenon, BLINK, which theorized that our best decision-making is done on impulse, without factual knowledge or critical analysis. If bestselling books are advising us to not think, LeGault argues, it comes as no surprise that sharp, incisive reasoning has become a lost art in the daily life of people everywhere. Somewhere along the line, the Age of Reason morphed into the Age of Emotion; this systemic erosion is costing time, money, jobs, and lives in the twenty-first century, leading to less fulfilment and growing dysfunction. LeGault provides a bold, controversial, and objective analysis of the causes and solutions for some of the biggest problems facing Western culture in the 21st century. From the over- load of reality TV shows and gossip magazines that have rendered curiosity of the mind and spirit obsolete to permissive parenting and low standards that have caused an academic crisis among our children, LeGault looks at all aspects of modern lives and points to how and where it all went wrong.… (mais)
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Título:Think!: Why Crucial Decisions Can't Be Made in the Blink of an Eye
Autores:Michael R. LeGault
Informação:Threshold Editions (2006), Paperback, 368 pages
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In general terms I agree on critical thinking, but then the author goes on to deny the climate crisis...
  dadslibraryandmine | Jan 26, 2020 |
I quit this when he had Galileo pointing his telescope at the sun. I think Galileo did get a good look at the sun, saw sunspots, and pointed out that there was no vocabulary for even discussing these things, since the sun was supposed to be perfect. But I really doubt he was dumb enough to stare through his telescope at the sun.

Too carelessly written to be worth continuing with.
  themulhern | May 20, 2018 |
So when I read about which promotes critical thinking and find its analysis shallow, its prose sloppy and its argument too reliant on conjecture and anecdotal evidence, it could mean that the author is brilliant in drawing out my critical faculties. Sadly, no. This was just one long whiny rant about the demise of good thinking.

LeGualt's chief selling point is a critique of Malcom Gladwell's Blink. I haven't read Blink yet, but as LeGault gave biased and superficial readings of absolutely every author whom I have read, I doubt he did Gladwell justice.

Are there salient points in the book? Yes, there are declining scores in literacy and math and people often lack good critical analysis. But should we argue for a return to rationalism? No. Unfortunatley this exactly what LeGualt is trying to do. He is very critical of postmodernity, radical feminism, environmentalism for their lack of thoughtful grappling with the facts. In some cases fair point, but seriously LeGault doesn't seem to want to do much better. So go read Blink, at least I heard that is interesting and this guy doesn't like it all that much. ( )
  Jamichuk | May 22, 2017 |
I really enjoyed this book. It was, in a lot of ways, a counter-argument to the widely popular book, Blink. Michael R. LeGault brought out the heavy artillary to get the point across that Americans basically need to grow up and start critically thinking again. He touched on subjects such as our parenting styles today, our thinking process when it comes to politics, our seemingly favorite saying we love to use, the "I'm too busy," and how most "stress" is a myth, and the negative effects of information overload. He also talked about the damaging affects of our massive amounts of TV watching, video game playing that our young kids are wasting not only their time with, but their brains as well. Michael R. LeGault talked about so many other topics and he also gives his opinons on how to save American culture and society, one mind at a time.

A great read...a must read in my opinion. ( )
  ecantulv | Oct 12, 2009 |
Weak premise; a little bit of interesting observation in the middle, but becomes opinionated by the end ( )
  jtfairbro | Sep 29, 2009 |
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Outraged by the downward spiral of intellect and culture, Michael LeGault offers the flip side of Malcolm Gladwell's bestselling phenomenon, BLINK, which theorized that our best decision-making is done on impulse, without factual knowledge or critical analysis. If bestselling books are advising us to not think, LeGault argues, it comes as no surprise that sharp, incisive reasoning has become a lost art in the daily life of people everywhere. Somewhere along the line, the Age of Reason morphed into the Age of Emotion; this systemic erosion is costing time, money, jobs, and lives in the twenty-first century, leading to less fulfilment and growing dysfunction. LeGault provides a bold, controversial, and objective analysis of the causes and solutions for some of the biggest problems facing Western culture in the 21st century. From the over- load of reality TV shows and gossip magazines that have rendered curiosity of the mind and spirit obsolete to permissive parenting and low standards that have caused an academic crisis among our children, LeGault looks at all aspects of modern lives and points to how and where it all went wrong.

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