Plagues of the Mind

The New Epidemic of False Knowledge

By Bruce S. Thornton
(Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Hardcover, 9781882926343, 303pp.)

Publication Date: November 1999

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Mass literacy, mass communication, and the Internet have all increased the amount of information available. But false knowledge still abounds. Taking cues from Sir Thomas Browne, the English Renaissance skeptic, this title examines a host of contemporary errors in thinking and offers a powerful explanation of why they occur.

About the Author
Is associate professor of classics at California State University at Fresno.
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