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The knowledge illusion : why we never think alone / Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach.

Author/creator Sloman, Steven A. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York : Riverhead Books, 2017.
Description296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Ignorance and the community of knowledge -- What we know -- Why we think -- How we think -- Why we think what isn't so -- Thinking with our bodies and the world -- Thinking with other people -- Thinking with technology -- Thinking about science -- Thinking about politics -- The new definition of smart -- Making people smart -- Making smarter decisions -- Appraising ignorance and illusion.
Abstract "Two cognitive scientists explain how the human brain relies on the communal nature of intelligence and knowledge, constantly gathering information and expertise stored outside our mind and bodies, to overcome its shortcomings of being error prone, irrational and often ignorant, "--NoveList.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 269-284) and index.

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Joyner General Stacks B105.T54 S56 2017 ✔ Available Place Hold

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