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The Knowledge Illusion - Why We Never Think Alone

Steven Sloman

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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 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 individually 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 world around us.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Philip Fernbach, Mike Chamberlain

Length:

9h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:15


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:55


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:01


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:30


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:11


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:16


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:36


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:34


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:13


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:31


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:16


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:31


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:18


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:46


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:39


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:18


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:09


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:54


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:02


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:10


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:22


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:34


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:41


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:53


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:31


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:10


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:48


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:18


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:04


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:30


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:16


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:55


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:13


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:46


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:03


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:10


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:01


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:10


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:21


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:25


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:12


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:49


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:40


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

00:37