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by Paul Watzlawick

eBook How real is real?: Confusion, disinformation, communication ePub
Author: Paul Watzlawick
Language: English
ISBN: 0394498534
ISBN13: 978-0394498539
Publisher: Random House; 1st edition (1976)
Pages: 266
Category: Words Language & Grammar
Subcategory: Reference
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 616
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ePub file: 1363 kb
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How Real Is Real?" - Some may think a book with this title and this topic is a heavy, demanding read. But let that not mislead you: While Paul Watzlawick's book is terribly interesting and thought-provoking, it also very easy to read, entertaining and amusing.

How Real Is Real?" - Some may think a book with this title and this topic is a heavy, demanding read. And it makes you realize that "Information" is not always what it seems to be. Based on many partly weird, partly funny and thoughtful anecdotes and sample cases, Paul Watzlawick delivers a broad view on what we usually call "reality".

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How Real is Real is about communication and reality. this book is 35 years old. Watzlawick waltzes with ease and elegance through semantic traps, pitfalls in logic and all the other contraptions by which 'people can drive each other crazy' or, as he so correctly observes, by which they 'communicate'.

How Real is Real? : Confusion, Disinformation, Communication. By (author) Paul Watzlawick.

This book is about the way that communication creates what we call reality

This book is about the way that communication creates what we call reality. Paul Watzlawick One of my driving forces is the desire to understand how people understand each other.

Confusion, Disinformation, Communication. Paul Watzlawick has a solution. "There is no absolute reality but only subjective and often contradictory conceptions of reality,"" and that is why you've been so confused for so long. Why, he's even discovered a benefit to be gained from confusion: it helps you shake off complacency. Makes you more alert.

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The connection between communication and reality is a relatively new idea. It is only in recent decades that the confusions, disorientations and very different world views that arise as a result of communication have become an independent field of research. One of the experts who has been working in this field is Dr. Paul Watzlawick, and he here presents, in a series of arresting and sometimes very funny examples, some of the findings.
Goktilar
And this book provides some interesting perspectives on how we might not know as much as we think we know. My favorite part was about the experiment with the pictures of cancer and normal cells. A great example of how those who have it wrong can persuade those who have it right to change their minds.
Thomand
This is timeless. It should be required reading in high school.
September
I have to admit, the first time I read "How Real is Real" in 1990, I didn't quite understand it the way I do now. That said, it is, like any truly enlightening writing, something to be referred to again and again. And I am pleased to add it to my library of such reference books.
Paul Watzlawick takes the reader through a sampling of alternative takes on reality; how they are generally perceived, along with various details on how these views of reality came about. All meant to instill in the reader a sense that, while the jury may be out on many considerations of reality, there are certain aspects that can be considered touchstones, invitations, as it were, to investigate further how we humans attempt to deal with the here and now. As with any thoughtful author, it is instructive to delve into Mr. Watzlawick's bibliography, to divine how he came to some of the views he holds. Not for the tender-minded. This is definitely for the reader who considers this sort of writing as reading for learning. My purpose in writing this review, by the way, isn't to provide you, the prospective reader, with a cliff notes version of it; I actually stumbled upon the book in the Boston Public library and read it merely on the strength of its title, in one sitting. What's your style?
Shou
Excellent book so far. Seller however said this book was in good condition and the cover/spine/back is completely tapped to hell. The inside contains writing throughout the entire book. Spine is taped with a new label due to how much its falling apart.

Excellent read but misinformed by selling on the quality of this item.
I am hcv men
how real is real? really? when dimes approach a ledger: whose to say?
Lianeni
I don't mean literally wet of course. It is possible though that the communications theory at its core could be dry even dull to one with no interest in the subject matter. That is most definitely not the case though. The anecdotal layout of Watzlawick's writing makes for an informative and fascinating read.
Through no fault of the author's some of the anecdotal stories are a little dated due to the time of publication such as when he writes about cold war situations in his disinformation sectiom. However this does not take away from the theories being discussed in these parts so do not affect the overall reality of the book haha.
If nothing else this book should inspire the reader to question exactly what is reality and muse about objectivity vs. subjectivity in communication thus affecting one's own reality and I think he succeeds admirably in getting his points across in an interesting often funny medium.
Agamaginn
I bought the book after having read with much appreciation both of his previous technical books: Pragmatics of Human Communication and Change but I found it to be no real match to those previous titles. Basically the author tries to extends his noteworthy analysis of communication to try and give sort of an explanation of the universe! In this effort his covering ranges from the generic, to the unaccurate, to the wholesale wrong (this latter mostly in the part about extra-terrestrial communication, perhaps given to the age of the book: a fact one is led to forget reading the other books that seem to have been written last week).

So, if you are not interested squarely in a theory of everything by a communication psychologist, I would advise against buying this title and be happy instead with the feeling given by the previous ones.
"How Real Is Real?" - Some may think a book with this title and this topic is a heavy, demanding read. But let that not mislead you: While Paul Watzlawick's book is terribly interesting and thought-provoking, it also very easy to read, entertaining and amusing. And it makes you realize that "Information" is not always what it seems to be. Based on many partly weird, partly funny and thoughtful anecdotes and sample cases, Paul Watzlawick delivers a broad view on what we usually call "reality". He shows that we're often quite alone with our seemingly subjective perception of what's "real".
"How Real Is Real?" is amusing, informative and as thrilling and persuasive as a detective story. You can even try and verify many of the communicative games described in the book with your friends, your family of your colleagues. This book is not only valuable for potential Communication Scientists, but also for everyone who is interested in the way we communicate, in understanding, in truth and lies - and the effects and problems that come with them. This book is definitely a "Thumbs Up".
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