Radical Uncertainty

Radical Uncertainty

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Publisher's Synopsis

Uncertainty pervades the big decisions we all make in our lives. How much should we pay into our pensions each month? Should we take regular exercise? Expand the business? Change our strategy? Enter a trade agreement? Take an expensive holiday? We do not know what the future will hold. But we must make decisions anyway. So we crave certainties which cannot exist and invent knowledge we cannot have. But humans are successful because they have adapted to an environment that they understand only imperfectly. Throughout history we have developed a variety of ways of coping with the radical uncertainty that defines our lives. This incisive and eye-opening book draws on biography, history, mathematics, economics, and philosophy to highlight the most successful - and most short-sighted - methods of dealing with an unknowable future.

Book information

ISBN: 9780349143996
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: The Bridge Street Press
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 330.019
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxxiii, 526
Weight: 442g
Height: 292mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 39mm