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On Being Certain by Robert A. Burton
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May 12, 2008

really liked it

This books deals with topics like thinking about thinking and why we are certain about our beliefs, ideas and opinions. Part neuroscience,part philosophy, it tries to reconcile religion and science and doesn't quite pull it off. It goes into some depth about unconscious ideas as the basis for decision making, but never really gives a coherent answer as to whether or not free will is just an illusion. But if it is, why did the author write this book?

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