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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
"Humans have built hugely complex societies and technologies, 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."--
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
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10556578
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DLC
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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
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Fernbach, Philip
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True
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  • Thought and thinking
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Thought and thinking
Target audience
adult
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why we never think alone
Label
The knowledge illusion : why we never think alone, Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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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
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780399184352
Lccn
2016036297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)952154258
Label
The knowledge illusion : why we never think alone, Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780399184352
Lccn
2016036297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)952154258

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