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Published by Victor Gollancz in London .
Written in English


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The Physical Object
Pagination224 p.
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22934674M

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This book explores the notion of the 'stranger'--the foreigner, outsider, or alien in a country and society not their own--as well as the notion of strangeness with-in the self--a person's deep sense of being, as distinct from outside appearance and from their conscious idea of by: “Strangers to Ourselves is a rare combination of lucid prose, penetrating insight, and cutting-edge research. Wilson uses modern science to examine a problem that has troubled philosophers for millennia―how and how well can we know ourselves?―and concludes that people rarely know the causes of their own behavior/5(). Timothy D. Wilson makes the case for better ways of discovering our unconscious selves. If you want to know who you are or what you feel or what you're like, Wilson advises, pay attention to what you actually do and what other people think about you. Strangers to Ourselves marks a . In Strangers to Ourselves (for which she was awarded the Prix Henri Hertz in for the best book of the year by a faculty member of the universities of Paris), Kristeva devotes herself to “Confronting the foreigner whom I reject and with whom at the same time I identify” ().

  “A rare combination of lucid prose, penetrating insight, and cutting-edge research” (Gilbert), Strangers to Ourselves “covers many diverse areas of psychology in a very accessible style to make a radical argument: that for the most part, we have very little real understanding of how we work, or why we do even the most ordinary things” (John Bargh). This is my book summary of Strangers to Ourselves by Timothy D. Wilson. My notes are informal and often contain quotes from the book as well as my own thoughts. This summary also includes key lessons and important passages from the book. This book answers two main questions: why it is that people often do not know themselves very well.   Stranger Here is the brutally honest, surprisingly hilarious story of one woman’s journey from one extreme of the weight spectrum to the other, and of the unexpected emotional chaos it created. Insightful and unsparing in her self-examination, Larsen depicts the exhilarating highs and devastating lows she experienced as a result of her weight loss—the incredible joy of finally beginning to look like Reviews:   This invisible entity – Adaptive unconscious – is the hero of the book “ Strangers to ourselves: Discovering the adaptive unconscious ” by Timothy Wilson. If you have read Daniel Kahneman’s “ Thinking, fast and slow ” then you are familiar with the .

Strangers to Ourselves is a reflection on foreignness and foreigners. It sympathizes with the problems and thoughts of the foreigner as well as those of people who live with foreigners and even.   If you want to know who you are or what you feel or what you're like, Wilson advises, pay attention to what you actually do and what other people think /5(5). Timothy DeCamp Wilson is an American social psychologist and writer. He is the Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia and teaches public policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public is known for his research on self-knowledge and the influence of the unconscious mind on decision-making, preferences and behavior. STRANGERS TO OURSELVES is a book of great breadth and depth that will captivate anyone with an interest in consciousness, self-knowledge, and the very essence of being humanJames W. Pennebaker, author of Opening Up: The.