Nature and Limits of Human Knowledge

by David Cycleback
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43 pages
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 English
This is a short introduction to the nature and limits of human knowledge for students in the hard and social sciences.
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Content

  • About the Author
  1. Introduction
  2. How The Human Brain Works And Its Limits: Introduction
  3. How The Human Mind Works And Its Limits Part 1: Cognitive Psychology
  4. How The Human Mind Works And Its Limits Part 2: Different And Competing Methods Of Processing And Interpreting Sensory Information
  5. Key Points And Conclusions From Chapters 3-4
  6. Humans Cannot Have Certain Knowledge
  7. Considerations About The Significance Of Chapter 6
  8. Unprovable Assumptions And Objectively Unanswerable Questions
  9. The Nature And Limits Of Scientific Knowledge
  10. Science Was Just One Example
  11. Irrational Ways Of Thinking That Are Important
  12. The limits and problems of this book
  13. Many Human Concerns And Questions Are Not About Objectivity Or Metaphysical Truths
  • References

An introduction for students in the hard and social sciences, this brief book examines the nature and limits of human knowledge. Topics include how humans process information, how they cannot have certain knowledge, the limits to all human systems of definition including science, and the considerations of these limits.

About the Author

Dr. Maskil David Cycleback is Director of Center for Artifact Studies, and a member of the Oxford University Philosophical Society and The Royal Institute of Philosophy. He is author of several university textbooks including Understanding Human Minds and Their Limits, Cognitive Science of Religion and Beliefs Systems, and Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence.