Rationality for Mortals

Here, rationality is not logical but ecological, and this volume shows how this insight can help remedy even the widespread problem of statistical innumeracy.RATIONALITY FOR MORTALS (which follows on a previous collection, ADAPTIVE THINKING ...

Rationality for Mortals

Rationality for Mortals

What is the nature of human wisdom? For many, the ideal image of sapiens is a heavenly one: an omniscient God, a Laplacean demon, a supercomputer, or a fully consistent logical system. Gerd Gigerenzer argues, in contrast, that there are more efficient tools than logic in our minds, which he calls fast and frugal heuristics. These adaptive tools work in a world where the present is only partially known and the future is uncertain. Here, rationality is not logical but ecological, and this volume shows how this insight can help remedy even the widespread problem of statistical innumeracy.RATIONALITY FOR MORTALS (which follows on a previous collection, ADAPTIVE THINKING, also published by OUP) presents Gigerenzer's most recent articles, revised and updated where appropriate, together with a newly written introduction.

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Rationality for Mortals
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Gerd Gigerenzer
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-16 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

What is the nature of human wisdom? For many, the ideal image of sapiens is a heavenly one: an omniscient God, a Laplacean demon, a supercomputer, or a fully consistent logical system. Gerd Gigerenzer argues, in contrast, that there are more efficient tools than logic in our minds, which he
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Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Steven Pinker
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-28 - Publisher: Penguin

Can reading a book make you more rational? Can it help us understand why there is so much irrationality in the world? Steven Pinker, author of Enlightenment Now (Bill Gates’s "new favorite book of all time”) answers all the questions here Today humanity is reaching new heights of scientific understanding--and
The Rationality Quotient
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Keith E. Stanovich, Richard F. West, Maggie E. Toplak
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-30 - Publisher: MIT Press

Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Theoretical underpinnings -- Definitions of rationality in philosophy, cognitive science, and lay discourse -- Rationality, intelligence, and the functional architecture of the mind -- Overcoming miserly processing : detection, override, and mindware -- A framework for the comprehensive assessment of rational thinking (CART) -- The components
Rationality, realism, revision
Language: de
Pages: 878
Authors: Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie. Internationaler Kongress, Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Rationality and the Reflective Mind
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Keith Stanovich
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-03 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The author attempts to resolve the debate about how much irrationality to ascribe to human cognition. He shows how the insights of dual-process theory and evolutionary psychology can be combined to explain why humans are sometimes irrational even though they possess cognitive machinery of remarkable adaptiveness.

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