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Costa, Rebecca D
The watchman's rattle [electronic resource] : thinking our way out of extinction / Rebecca D. Costa ; with a foreword by E. O. Wilson
New York : Vanguard Press, c2010
Location Call Number Status
 Electronic Book  Q175.32.C65 C67 2010eb    AVAIL. VIA WEB
Subject(s) Complexity (Philosophy)
Problem solving
Civilization
Physical Description 1 online resource (xvii, 346 p.)
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary Explains why the human brain has such difficulty dealing with complex global problems and provides a method for surmounting these limitations in order to end the blights of worldwide recession, global warming, fast-spreading viruses, famine, and poverty
Contents A pattern of complexity and collapse: why civilizations spiral -- Evolution's gift: a breakthrough in neuroscience -- The sovereignty of supermemes: the power of beliefs -- Irrational opposition: the first supermeme -- The personalization of blame: the second supermeme -- Counterfeit correlation: the third supermeme -- Silo thinking: the fourth supermeme -- Extreme economics: the fifth supermeme -- Surmounting the supermemes: rational solutions in an irrational world -- Awareness and action: a tactical approach -- Bridging the gap: building better brains -- Invoking insight: conditions conducive to cognition -- On the threshold
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