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Thought in action : expertise and the conscious mind

Author: Barbara Gail Montero
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How does thinking affect doing? It is widely held that thinking about what you are doing, as you are doing it, hinders performance. But is this true? Barbara Gail Montero explores real-life examples  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Gail Montero
ISBN: 9780199596775 0199596778
OCLC Number: 995184371
Description: xiv, 288 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: What Can a Philosopher Tell you about Expertise? ; 1. 'Don't think, dear; just do' and Other Manifestations of the Just-do-it Principle ; 2. Just-Do-It versus Cognition-in-Action ; 3. What is an Expert? ; 4. Does Thinking Interfere with Doing? ; 5. Thinking Fast ; 6. Continuous Improvement ; 7. You Can't Try Too Hard ; 8. Effortlessness with Effort ; 9. The Pleasure of Movement and the Awareness of the Self ; 10. The Aesthetic Experience of Expert Movement ; 11. Intuition, Rationality, and Chess Expertise ; 12. Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll, and the Meaning of Life ; Bibliography
Responsibility: Barbara Gail Montero.

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