ISBN : 9780198822424
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 and draws on psychology, neuroscience, and literature to develop a theory of expertise that emphasizes the role of the conscious mind in expert action.
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