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A curiosity of doubts / T. L. Uglow
Bib ID 7340554
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Uglow, T. L., author
 
Description [Melbourne, Victoria] : Penguin Books, 2016 
©2016 
58 pages ; 18 cm. 
ISBN 9780143782520 (paperback)
Series

Curiosity lecture series.

Penguin specials.

Summary

"While society generally espouses the value of logic and certainty, we grow because we doubt. Humans have not spent millennia traversing oceans and experimenting with explosives because of confidence in their beliefs. Culture and science are rooted in unknowns, and when we accept doubt we are more creative and generous, more human. Self-doubt is the indubitable baddie of many aphorisms, but what would life without doubt look like? TL Uglow looks at how writers across the ages have tackled the indecision and uncertainty in the engine room of humankind' -- back cover.

Notes

Lecture given at the Sydney Writers Festival.

Subjects Belief and doubt.  |  Self-doubt.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Sydney Writers' Festival

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