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Author Burton, Robert Alan, 1941- author
Title On being certain [ebook] : believing you are right even when you're not / Robert A. Burton
Published New York : St. Martin's Press, 2008
Edition First edition
Descript 1 online resource
Content text txt
Media computer c
Carrier online resource cr
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The feeling of knowing -- How do we know what we know? -- Conviction isn't a choice -- The classification of mental states -- Neural networks -- Modularity and emergence -- When does a thought begin? -- Perceptual thoughts: a further clarification -- The pleasure of your thoughts -- Genes and thought -- Sensational thoughts -- The twin pillars of certainty: reason and objectivity -- Faith -- Mind speculations -- Final thoughts
Summary Neurologist Robert Burton challenges common notions about how people think about what they know, demonstrating how the feeling of certainty comes from a place beyond knowledge and control and is a mental sensation, not evidence of fact
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Subject Certainty
Electronic books
Downloadable file
Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9781429926119
Music # EB00096063 Recorded Books

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