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The Resource The knowledge illusion : why we never think alone, Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach

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

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The knowledge illusion : why we never think alone
Title
The knowledge illusion
Title remainder
why we never think alone
Statement of responsibility
Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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
  • "We all think we know more than we actually do. Humans have built societies and technologies of extraordinary complexity, but most of us don't even know how a pen or a toilet works. How have we achieved so much despite understanding so little? Cognitive scientists Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach argue that we survive and thrive despite our mental shortcomings because we live in a rich community of knowledge. The key to our intelligence lies in the people and things around us. We're constantly drawing on information and expertise stored outside our heads: in our bodies, our environment, our possessions, and the community with which we interact--and usually we don't even realize we're doing it. The human mind is both brilliant and pathetic. We have mastered fire, created democratic institutions, stood on the moon, and sequenced our genome. And yet each of us is error prone, sometimes irrational, and often ignorant. The fundamentally communal nature of intelligence and knowledge explains why we often assume we know more than we really do, why political opinions and false beliefs are so hard to change, and why individual-oriented approaches to education and management frequently fail. But our collaborative minds also enable us to do amazing things. This book contends that true genius can be found in the ways we create intelligence using the community around us."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sloman, Steven A
Dewey number
153.4/2
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.T54
LC item number
S56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fernbach, Philip
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thought and thinking
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Sociology of knowledge
  • Thought and thinking
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Thought and thinking
  • Informationsgesellschaft
  • Wissensproduktion
  • Unwissenheit
  • Nichtwissen
Label
The knowledge illusion : why we never think alone, Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn952154258
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780399184352
Lccn
2016036297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99971069885
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399184352
  • (OCoLC)952154258
Label
The knowledge illusion : why we never think alone, Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn952154258
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780399184352
Lccn
2016036297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99971069885
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399184352
  • (OCoLC)952154258

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