Sleight of Mind: Cognitive Illusions and Shakespearian Desire

  • Gary Taylor


Cardenio believes that Lucinda has betrayed him. He is wrong. Quixote believes that a herd of sheep is an army. He is wrong. Cardenio and Quixote are ethical, educated, eloquent, sympathetic, and undeniably wrong. The intertwined stories of Cardenio and Quixote dramatize, and forgive, the occasional failures of even the best-intentioned human intelligence.1


Confirmation Bias Conjunction Fallacy Henry VIII Base Rate Neglect Cognitive Illusion 
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