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Keith Lehrer


The chapters in this book are unified by the thesis that freedom, rationality, social consensus, and knowledge depend on thoughts about thoughts, that is, on metamental operations. These provide for our optionality, plasticity, and most of all for the evaluation and control of lower-level information. The chapters argue that the human mind is essentially a metamind.

Keywords: freedom, rationality, social consensus, knowledge, thoughts, metamental operations, lower-level information

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198248507
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248507.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith Lehrer, author
University of Arizona, Tucson