Why Read Literature?

To someone who tries to understand the world, reading literature might seem like wasted time. Why read something that is not true? Why read something that’s a product of someone’s imagination?

Being a social scientist myself, this question bothered me for a long time. However, once I started exploring some good authors, I quickly realized that reading literature might be more beneficial than reading social science books. That is if you aim to understand the social world and human behavior.

Original Link: https://www.nuggetsofthought.com/2018/08/22/taleb-literature-books
Written by: Milovan of Nuggets of Thought

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Nassim’s Favorite Literature Books and Essays

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August 28th, 2018

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Book Reviews