Richard’s Pre-discussion info for Knowledge Illusion

Steven Sloman and Philip Fernback, The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone. Riverhead Books, 2017.

I chose the book for both parts of the title. People often overestimate their own knowledge and underestimate their debt to others. In a time where truth seems at the whim of whoever tweets the loudest, taking a step back into humility seems almost pleasant.

I wish to suggest a short video of my favorite physicist Richard Feynman to introduce how to think about knowledge:

And the following article to supplement the idea about the influence of others:


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