The Resource Mental immunity : infectious ideas, mind-parasites, and the search for a better way to think, Andy Norman ; with a foreword by Steven Pinker

Mental immunity : infectious ideas, mind-parasites, and the search for a better way to think, Andy Norman ; with a foreword by Steven Pinker

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Mental immunity : infectious ideas, mind-parasites, and the search for a better way to think
Title
Mental immunity
Title remainder
infectious ideas, mind-parasites, and the search for a better way to think
Statement of responsibility
Andy Norman ; with a foreword by Steven Pinker
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eng
Summary
  • "Philosopher Andy Norman dives into the world of mind-parasites, ideas that cause destructive thinking and extremism, and describes how to inoculate your mind to keep it safe from bad ideas"--
  • COVID denial persists in the face of overwhelming evidence. Anti-vaxxers compromise public health. American Nazis march openly in the streets. Flat Earth theory is back. Norman shows that these phenomena share a root cause: We live in a time when the so-called "right to your opinion" is thought to trump our responsibilities. Minds and cultures really do have immune systems, and they really can break down. Fortunately, they can also be built up. Norman calls for a rigorous science of mental immune health, and explains how it could revolutionize our capacity for critical thinking. -- adapted from jacket
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Norman, Andy
Dewey number
302
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM641
LC item number
.N67 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pinker, Steven
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  • Ideology
  • Social psychology
  • Reason
  • Critical thinking
  • Belief and doubt
  • Thought and thinking
  • Belief and doubt
  • Critical thinking
  • Ideology
  • Reason
  • Social psychology
  • Thought and thinking
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Mental immunity : infectious ideas, mind-parasites, and the search for a better way to think, Andy Norman ; with a foreword by Steven Pinker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Steven Pinker -- Introduction: Tree of life, seeds of death -- Beyond critical thinking : why existing approaches are failing us -- The cognitive immunology toolbox : naming the problem -- The widening gyre : why mental immune systems collapse -- Six immune-disruptive ideas : ... and their antidotes -- Fighting monsters : ... without becoming one yourself -- The ethics of faith : what is responsible belief? -- Thought police need not apply : how (not) to regulate belief -- Reason's fulcrum : the peculiar magic of reasons -- Reason unhinged : how thinking becomes ideological -- Mind upgrade : can we update the brain's operating system? -- Seductive misconceptions : how rationalism lost its way -- The mind vaccine : rethinking reason's requirements -- Conclusion. Propagating enlightenment : how to bend the arc of history
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 397 pages
Isbn
9780063138896
Lccn
2021002197
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1238056770
  • 2005487
  • (OCoLC)on1238056770
Label
Mental immunity : infectious ideas, mind-parasites, and the search for a better way to think, Andy Norman ; with a foreword by Steven Pinker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Steven Pinker -- Introduction: Tree of life, seeds of death -- Beyond critical thinking : why existing approaches are failing us -- The cognitive immunology toolbox : naming the problem -- The widening gyre : why mental immune systems collapse -- Six immune-disruptive ideas : ... and their antidotes -- Fighting monsters : ... without becoming one yourself -- The ethics of faith : what is responsible belief? -- Thought police need not apply : how (not) to regulate belief -- Reason's fulcrum : the peculiar magic of reasons -- Reason unhinged : how thinking becomes ideological -- Mind upgrade : can we update the brain's operating system? -- Seductive misconceptions : how rationalism lost its way -- The mind vaccine : rethinking reason's requirements -- Conclusion. Propagating enlightenment : how to bend the arc of history
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 397 pages
Isbn
9780063138896
Lccn
2021002197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1238056770
  • 2005487
  • (OCoLC)on1238056770

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