A skeptic's guide to the mind : what neuroscience can and cannot tell us about ourselves
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New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
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First edition.
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264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Pueblo West Branch - ADULT
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9781250001856 (hardback)

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-253) and index.
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What if what we consider to be reason-based, deliberative judgment is really the product of involuntary mental sensations? In A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind, Dr. Robert Burton takes a close look at the key false assumptions that permeate the field of cognitive science and offers a new way of exploring how our brains generate thought. The essential paradox that drives this cutting-edge theory is that the same mechanisms that prevent understanding the mind also generate a sense that we can attain such understanding. In A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind, Burton presents his theory of the 'mental sensory system'--a system that generates the main components of consciousness: a sense of self, a sense of choice and free will, and how we make moral decisions. Bringing together anecdotes, practical thought experiments, and cutting-edge neuroscience to show how these various strands of thought and mental sensations interact, A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind offers a powerful tool for knowing what we can and cannot say about the mind; how to discern good from bad cognitive science studies; and most importantly, how to consider the moral implications of these studies. This is a pathbreaking model for considering the interaction between conscious and unconscious thought--,Provided by publisher.
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Burton, R. A. (2013). A skeptic's guide to the mind: what neuroscience can and cannot tell us about ourselves. First edition. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Burton, Robert Alan, 1941-. 2013. A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind: What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves. New York: St. Martin's Press.

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Burton, Robert Alan, 1941-, A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind: What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2013.

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Burton, Robert Alan. A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind: What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves. First edition. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2013. Print.

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