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Author Burton, Robert Alan, 1941-

Title On being certain : believing you are right even when you're not / Robert A. Burton.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2008.
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy

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Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  153.4 BURTON    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-242) 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.
Subject Certainty.
ISBN 9780312359201
0312359209
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