The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone

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"The Knowledge Illusion is filled with insights on how we should deal with our individual ignorance and collective wisdom." --Steven Pinker We all think we know more than we actually do. 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 ...

The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone 2017, Riverhead Books

ISBN-13: 9780399184352

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