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Major New York Times bestseller

Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012

Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011

A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title

One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year

One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011

2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient

Kahneman's work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis's The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds


Opinions of Thinking, Fast and Slow

Kyle C
07-06-2018 03:33

In recent years, two books took me FOREVER to pass. The first was "Darwin's Dangerous Idea" by Daniel Dennett and the second is "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Kahneman. What caused this? What do they have in common? Both books explain, in minute detail, simple concepts with far-reaching implications, and both have been ... after work ... the most intellectually rewarding reading of my adult life. Where to start ... I have a series of theories running in my head, and occ In recent years, two books took me FOREVER to pass. The first was "Darwin's Dangerous Idea" by Daniel Dennett and the second is "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Kahneman. What caused this? What do they have in common? Both books explain, in minute detail, simple concepts with far-reaching implications, and both have been ... after work ... the most intellectually rewarding reading of my adult life. Where to start ... I have several theories running in my head, and from time to time I try to enclose them on paper. I organize them, sequence them and interconnect them in a way that will prevent my reader from significantly expanding their eyes, in an aside, while running their finger over their ears ... ("Cuckoo!") Good writing about complex subjects is very, very difficult, and Kahneman has corroborated more than 30 years of science, his career and everything he has learned in a perfectly organized sequence that takes the reader to a wild world ... provisioning you in each chapter with the tools you will need to the next part of the trip. The second most striking effect on me is the number of times I said: "Yes ... YES! This is what I have been saying!" In my case, it has generally been a kind of "intuitive" recognition (sorry, Mr. Kahneman ... I mean "System 1") of a pattern in my observations about the way we think. In the case of Kahneman, those intuitions have become theoretical propositions, each meticulously researched in well-designed experiments. Clearly, this is at least a difference between me and a Nobel Prize-winning researcher. So, why does this matter? In the context of broader discussions of free will, intention, choice and control over the directions our lives take, this book can provide powerful insights that could be obscured today by these "cognitive illusions" and the inherent limitations of "System 1 / System 2". "thinking, maybe we are not as" free "in our decisions as we would like to think, if" priming "has such an amazingly reproducible effect.We may not be so determined, if the activities that initially require" System 2 "attention, they can become second-nature "intuitions of technical experience." That is, learn and train MATTERS in our ability to detect and respond to events that ... if they are not trained ... could take advantage of "blind spots" or Inherent weaknesses of our brain Perhaps child religious indoctrination is a very skilful recognition of these tendencies / mental defects, so deeply (if intuitively / naively) expressed by Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order, "Give me the child until 7 o'clock. I will give you man. "(Paraphrased, forgive me) Kahneman's discoveries and documentation of mental capacity and biases could form the basis of a program of "Mental Martial Arts": an alternative form of indoctrination, in which students are trained to understand the weaknesses of their brains and learn to adopt practices that eliminate or reduce the errors to which these weaknesses can lead. This book will change the way you think ... about how you think. ...Plus

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Identifiers
Brand Daniel Kahneman
ISBN 0374533555
MPN 34978403
EAN 9780374533557
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Author Daniel Kahneman
Binding Paperback
Dimensions 137 x 208 x 36mm | 522g
Edition statement Reprint
Format Paperback | 499 pages
Height 140mm
Imprint Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 9780374533557
Languages English
Literary awards Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest (2011), Best Book of Ideas Prize Nominee (2012), Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction Nominee for Longlist (2012), Andrew Carnegie Medal Nominee for Nonfiction (2012)
Number of pages 499
Original title Thinking, Fast and Slow
Pages 499
Publication date 01 Sep 2017
Publication place New York, United States
Publish Date April 2013
Publisher Farrar Straus Giroux
Spine width 36mm
Units 1
Weight 508g
Width 208mm

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