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Nature and Limits of Human Knowledge

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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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  • 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.

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David Cycleback

David Cycleback is Director of Center for Artifact Studies, and an internationally known scholar working in cognitive science, philosophy and artifacts history,. He was runner-up for the International Book Award for Philosophy for Noise Music: Cognitive Psychology, Aesthetics and Epistemology and a four-time Eric Hoffer Award Finalist. In their second printing by China's National Photographic Art Publishing House, his guides Judging the Authenticity of Prints by the Masters and Judging the Authenticity of Photographs were the first comprehensive books on the subjects published in Asia, and Art Perception is one of four books students are recommended to study in preparation for India's Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) for postgraduate studies in technical design. He has been a practicum coordinator for the University of Washington, an authenticity researcher for Arizona State University's Society for American Baseball Research, and is a member of the Oxford University Philosophical Society and the International Society for Philosophers. His other books include Cognitive Science of Religion and Belief Systems, Understanding Human Minds and Their Limits, Limits of Science, Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, and Authenticating Art and Artifacts: An Introduction to Methods and Issues.