The Bed of Procrustes
Philosophical and Practical AphorismsBook - 2010 | 1st ed.
By the author of the modern classic The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses Taleb's view of modern civilization's hubristic side effects--modifying humans to satisfy technology, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, inventing diseases to sell drugs, defining intelligence as what can be tested in a classroom, and convincing people that employment is not slavery.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 818.602 TALEB
Characteristics: xii, 112 p. ; 21 cm.