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The Knowledge Illusion Discussion Study *NEW VENUE*
We’ve mastered the world, but two cognitive psychologists (S. Sloman and P. Fernbach) in this new book say we are increasingly ignorant as individuals and depend heavily on collective information plus each other to solve problems. They argue that human inventions come less from individual ingenuity and much more from language-related abilities to learn from and work with others. The book combines scientific evidence with dozens of intriguing examples of shared human creations, such as money, but has no complete solution for how to avoid manipulation and cope with today’s information explosion. Paul Wenger retired in 1992 after 30 years as a communications professor. Moving to Ann Arbor, he became an investment advisor and insurance agent until 2015.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Social Science
Date(s) : 09/28/2017 - 10/26/2017
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location : Northside Presbyterian Church
Address : 1679 Broadway St.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Instructor : Wenger Paul
Fee : $40.00
Event Status : COMPLETED