Believe nothing you see
- August 21, 2019
- Don Hoffman, cog sci, Psychology Today, Aug. 21, 2019 (Book review)
In his entertaining, mind-disrupting book, The Case Against Reality, University of
California, Irvine cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman challenges readers to follow
him into a world—for him, the “real” world—in which all of our perceptions are mere
hunches devoid of objective truth. Hoffman argues that humans’ representations of
reality contain only enough information to maintain safety and reproductive fitness.
It’s a long way to go, but he is as clear-eyed a guide as one could hope to have to
the end of the world as we know it.
For the full story, please visit https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/201908/believe-nothing-you-see.
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