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A short introduction to the history of human stupidity

Walter B. Pitkin

A short introduction to the history of human stupidity

by Walter B. Pitkin

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Published by George Allen & Unwin in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mental efficiency,
  • Stupidity

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesHistory of human stupidity
    Statementby Walter P. Pitkin.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 574 p. ;
    Number of Pages574
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23059761M
    OCLC/WorldCa4909755

      * Best-selling author Leland Gregory employs his masterful wit to expose historical myths, faux "facts," strange events, and tales of human stupidity throughout history. If it would shock you to learn that Benjamin Franklin didn't discover electricity, you'll appreciate this take on hundreds of historical legends and debacles.5/5(5). History: A Very Short Introduction John H. Arnold Very Short Introductions. A stimulating look at how people study and understand history; Discusses theories of history in a general, pithy, and accessible manner; Key concepts such as causation, interpretation, and periodization are introduced by way of concrete examples of how historians work.

    Stephen Hawking: Most of our history is the history of stupidity. Technically Incorrect: Speaking in the UK, the physicist said that AI would either be the best or worst thing ever for humanity. way into English: From the History of Human Folly (). The first book in English on the topic was A Short Introduction to the History of Human Stupidity (), by Walter Pitkin. Like many books, it was misnamed, being really a breezy essay on human folly, and failed, unfortunately, to generate any general interest in the topic.

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The book is ex library stock (San Mateo Co. Free Library) in very good condition. Exactly as described by the seller. Very happy with my purchase, and am looking forward to an interesting read.

Update: Have had a skim through the tome; Though the cited examples of human stupidity are somewhat dated, they are as relevant today as they ever were.5/5(2).

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A Short Introduction to the History of Human Stupidity by Walter B. Pitkin; NY: Simon & Shuster | Cutter Classification Number: 1G +P Writing in the Saturday Review of Literature (April 9th,), Ellsworth Huntington remarked about this fascinating book, “If he (Pitkin) had written in instead of (sic—it was written in ‘32) he would probably have written ‘A Short.

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New York, Simon and Schuster, A Short Introduction to the History of Human Stupidity () by Walter B. Pitkin But, so far as I can ascertain, not a soul has thus far given thought to the possible consequences of the slow, mainly invisible accumulation of blunders, errors, prejudices, bigotries, fanaticisms and crimes caused by dulness [sic] in the hundreds of millions of.

THE BASIC LAWS OF HUMAN STUPIDITY by Carlo M. Cipolla illustrations by James Donnelly. The first basic law of human stupidity asserts without ambiguity that: Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation.

At first, the statement soundsFile Size: KB. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. A short introduction to the history of human stupidity by Walter B. Pitkin; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Mental efficiency, Stupidity.

He has written some self help books like Life Begins at 40 (New York, Whittlesey house, McGraw-Hill, ) and The Pychology of Happiness. His A Short Introduction to the History of Human Stupidity was translated into fifteen languages. Pitkin was a member of the New Realism school in philosophy, writing on its relation to : Carl Futia.

A short introduction to the history of human stupidity. Walter B. Pitkin. Simon and 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. A short introduction to the history of human stupidity Walter B.

Pitkin Snippet view - A Short Introduction to the History. His A Short Introduction to the History of Human Stupidity was translated into fifteen languages.

Pitkin was a member of the New Realism school in philosophy, writing on its relation to biology. Personal life and death. Pitkin and his wife Mary Gray Pitkin had five sons: Richard G., John G., David B., Robert B., and Walter B Pitkin Jr.

The Authority control: GND:ISNI:. OCLC Number: Description: xii pages, [2] leaves, pages 23 cm: Other Titles: Human stupidity, A short introduction to the history of. A Short Introduction to the History of Human Stupidity. Walter B. Pitkin. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review.

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. Walter B. Pitkin Snippet view - A short introduction to the history of human stupidity Walter B.

Pitkin Snippet view - Professor Pitkin has made a survey of stupidity among the great, among nations and races, indeed, such a massive array of stupidity in general as to convince the reader that stupidity is everywhere and that one is warranted in indicting Professor Pitkin for stupidity for making so much of stupidity.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. A short introduction to the history of human stupidity by Walter B.

Pitkin,George Allen & Unwin edition, in EnglishPages: The first book in English on stupidity was A Short Introduction to the History of Stupidity by Walter B. Pitkin (): Stupidity can easily be proved the supreme Social Evil. Three factors combine to establish it as such.

First and foremost, the number of stupid people is legion. Contrary to what you might think, A Short History of Stupid is unlikely to make you feel smarter. Despite the introduction, in which Razer and Keane make it clear that they aren’t experts and don’t have any consistent truths to offer the reader—A Short History of Stupid isn’t a self-help book after all—their rather smart arguments bust a few sacred cows, shine a light on publically /5.

A Round-up of Nitwits, Blockheads and Plain Cretins; A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF HUMAN STUPIDITY. By Walter B. Pitkin. New York: Simon & Schuster. $ A Short Introduction to the History of Human Stupidity by Walter B.

Pitkin of Columbia University, and was published in 3 I found it by chance many years ago while browsing around old bookshelves – and, much to my delight, I still have it.

Old as it is, it’s still a good book. Some of Professor Pitkin’s observations appear File Size: 95KB. Buy A Short Introduction to the History of Human Stupidity by Pitkin, Walter B (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1).One, as mentioned in chapter 1, is A Short Introduction to the History of Human Stupidity () by Walter Pitkin.

The other, as explained in chapter 7, is the short, but brilliant, essay by Carlo Cipolla The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity, that was written in English in the early Seventies, but wasn’t formally published until it appeared in. one of the oldest was from walter b.

pitkin ( - ), a book published incalled "a short introduction to the history of human stupidity" (*); "short introduction", because pitkin knew there was a lot to do to cover human stupidity, & that he wasn't able to accomplish that task in the pages of the book, so in the end of the book he added.