Boek cover The Enigma of Reason van Dan Sperber (Paperback)

The Enigma of Reason

A New Theory of Human Understanding

Engels | Paperback | 9780241957851
Paperback 11,09
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uitgever Penguin Books Ltd
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Aantal paginas 416 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Auteur(s) Dan Sperber | Hugo Mercier
Uitgever Penguin Books Ltd
Gewicht 304 g
Studieboek Ja
Verpakking breedte 128 mm
Verpakking hoogte 27 mm
Verpakking lengte 199 mm

Boekbeschrijving

If reason is what makes us human, then why do we humans often behave so irrationally? Taking us from desert ants to Aristotle, cognitive psychologists Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber explore how our 'flawed superpower' of reason works, how it doesn't, and how it evolved to help us develop as social beings. 'Original and provocative ... likely to have a big impact on our understanding of ourselves' Steven Pinker 'Brilliant, elegant and compelling ... turns reason's weaknesses into strengths, arguing that its supposed flaws are actually design features that work remarkably well ... A timely and necessary book' Julian Baggini, Financial Times 'Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber have solved one of the most important and longstanding puzzles in psychology' Jonathan Haidt 'Reason is more likely to confirm things that we want to be true, or which we already believe. So why does it exist? This book provides the answer' Alex Dean, Prospect

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