Metamind

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byKeith Lehrer

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The essays in this book, published here as a collection for the first time, are unified by the thesis that freedom, rationality, social consensus, and knowledge depend on thoughts about thoughts, that is, on metamental operations. These provide for our optionality, plasticity, and most of allfor the evaluation and control of lower-level information. The collection argues that the human mind is essentially a metamind.

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The essays in this book, published here as a collection for the first time, are unified by the thesis that freedom, rationality, social consensus, and knowledge depend on thoughts about thoughts, that is, on metamental operations. These provide for our optionality, plasticity, and most of allfor the evaluation and control of lower-lev...

Keith Lehrer is at University of Arizona, Tucson.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:322 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.94 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198248504

ISBN - 13:9780198248507

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`Lehrer takes a further step toward reviving Thomas Reid's thinking-and, in my view, definitely succeeds in this endeavor.'Systems Practice, Vol. 6