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

By: Sloman, Steven A.
Contributor(s): Fernbach, Philip.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2017Description: 296 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780399184352.Subject(s): Thought and thinking | Knowledge, Sociology ofDDC classification: 153.4/2
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.
Summary: Cognitive science explains how the human brain relies on the intelligence and knowledge of others in order to overcome its shortcomings of being error prone, irrational, and often ignorant.
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Non-fiction 153.4/SLO (Browse shelf) Checked out 2018-10-03 T302327

Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-284) and index.

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.

Library Journal, March 2017

Publisher's Weekly, November 2016

New York Times, April 2017

Kirkus Review, January 2017

Cognitive science explains how the human brain relies on the intelligence and knowledge of others in order to overcome its shortcomings of being error prone, irrational, and often ignorant.

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