ON BEING CERTAIN: Believing You Are Right Even When You're Not

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A wide-ranging exploration of cognition, certainty and what we mean when we say we "know" something is true.Certainty, argues neurologist and novelist Burton (Cellmates, 1999, etc.), is not a conscious choice, nor a thought process, but a sensation that can best be described as a "feeling of knowing." As a feeling, like anger or fear, certainty does not rely on any underlying state of knowledge ... Read full review

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