The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone

By Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach ’01. Riverhead Books, March 2017. Available on Amazon. Humans have built hugely complex societies and technologies, but most of us don’t even know how a pen works. So how have we achieved so much despite understanding so little? Cognitive scientists Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach argue that we survive and thrive despite our mental shortcomings because we live in a rich community of knowledge.