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Paperback:The enigma of reason : a new theory of human understanding / Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber.:2018 Paperback The enigma of reason : a new theory of human understanding / Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber.
The enigma of reason : a new theory of human understanding / Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber.
Author: Mercier, Hugo,
Author: Sperber, Dan,
Publication year: 2018
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780241957851 9780241957851 (pbk.) :
Notes:
"An Allen Lane book"--Back cover.
Originally published: Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017.
Reason, we are told, is what makes us human, the source of our knowledge and wisdom. If reason is so useful, why didn't it also evolve in other animals? If reason is that reliable, why do we produce so much thoroughly reasoned nonsense? In their ground-breaking account of the evolution and workings of reason, Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber set out to solve this double enigma. Reason, they argue with a compelling mix of real-life and experimental evidence, is not geared to solitary use, to arriving at better beliefs and decisions on our own.
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vi, 396 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm

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