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Title:
Denial : self-deception, false beliefs, and the origins of the human mind
Author:
Varki, Ajit.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Twelve, [2013]

©2013
Physical Description:
375 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
Describes why humans are able to deny reality and ignore their own inevitable deaths to the detriment of the entire species and what might be done to change this mindset.
General Note:
"First edition, June 2013"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: An improbable but true story -- Where did we come from, and how did we get here? -- Becoming smarter shouldn't be hard -- There are no free lunches or free smarts -- Many levels of awareness -- The wall -- Breaking though the wall -- How did reality denial emerge? -- Evidence for reality denial is all around us! -- Too smart for our own good -- A tale of two futures: are you a pessimist or an optimist? -- On the positive value of human reality denial -- Explaining the mysterious origin of us -- Future directions -- Epilogue -- Coda.
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ISBN:
9781455511914
Format :
Book

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