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How history gets things wrong : the neuroscience of our addiction to stories

Author
Alexander Rosenberg
Publisher / Label
Mit Press
Country
USA
Language
English
Publication year
2018
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
292
ISBN
9780262038577

Index

Contents

1  Besotted by stories 1
2  How many times can the German Army 
   play the same trick? 15
3  Why ever did Hitler declare war on the United States? 
   That's easy to explain, too easy 31
4  Is the theory of mind wired in? 49
5  The natural history of historians 65
6  What exactly was the Kaiser thinking? 95
7  Can neuroscience tell us what Talleyrand meant? 111
8  Talleyrand's betrayal : in inside story 141
9  Jeopardy! "question" : "It shows the theory of mind 
   to be completely wrong" 163
10 The future of an illusion 185
11 Henry Kissinger mind reads his way through 
   the Congress of Vienna 209
12 Guns, germs, steel--and all that 219
13 The Gulag Archipelago and the uses of history 241

14 The back(non)story  251

References  261
Index  273