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Published: 27 March 2014

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780199988587

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Coming to Our Senses

Perceiving Complexity to Avoid Catastrophes

Viki McCabe

  • Challenges commonly held theories that our senses are unreliable
  • Provides evidence that our mentally manufactured theories often lead to disasters
  • Shows why feature-based, mental representations detach us from reality
  • Presents an original thesis on the information that underlies knowledge acquisition
  • Argues that our world is constituted of complex systems, not separate parts
  • Challenges the popular assumption that each of us sees a different reality

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