In Praise of Folly -

In Praise of Folly

The Blind-spots of Geniuses



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Travelling to the hard-living Dylan Thomas's Boathouse in Laugharne, Wales, psychiatrist Theodore Dalrymple considered along the way another foible - the folly of eminent people. Praised for their attainments in one area, high-achievers are more often than not prone to unexpected failings elsewhere. Enter a large cast of anti- and vivisectionists, surgeons, theologians, philosophers, admirals, judges, astrophysicists, Nazi-leaning homoeopaths, and writers such as D.H. Lawrence, Aldous Huxley, P.G. Wodehouse, and Conan Doyle. In his pithy and amusing style, Dalrymple casts a sobering light on an insuppressible trait of ours - the fallibility of the human mind.

Product code: 9781783341412

ISBN 9781783341412
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS16
Publisher Gibson Square Books Ltd
No. Of Pages 224
An entertaining new book by psychiatrist Theodore Dalrymple about the blind spots of our mind in general and those of eminent people in particular.