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Book review: On Being Certain, by Robert A. Burton

I've just posted my review of this book, which I think makes some valuable points. Extract from review:

I suppose I should start with an admission: the position that Burton takes in this book is close to one I've held myself for some time so I am naturally well disposed towards his central idea. To put this in the briefest possible form, it is that feelings of certainty can come to be attached to beliefs that are manifestly false. Burton describes the resulting psychological state as the feeling of knowing. [More]


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