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Daniel Kahneman
Birth date: March 05, 1934
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Mirkat Always Reading
Mirkat Always Reading rated it 8 months ago
Daniel Kahneman uses the metaphor of "System 1" and "System 2," coexisting "characters" in our brains responsible for the two types of thinking the book's title alludes to. * System 1 operates automatically and quickly, with little or no effort and no sense of voluntary control. * System 2 allo...
Domhnall rated it 4 years ago
The philosopher, Isiah Berlin, liked to pose a seemingly rhetorical question: “If we have the possibility of knowing the truth, why would we choose to be deceived?” To this puzzling question, the psychologist Daniel Kahneman has uncovered an answer: it is because finding the truth demands too much e...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 5 years ago
Finally, I am reviewing something on my "Taking Too Long" shelf, that bookshelf to which I relegate books that stay on my "currently reading" shelf for an embarrassingly long time, and which I, deep down, know I might not ever finish. But I finished it!My husband and I have been listening to this on...
travelin rated it 5 years ago
Have started skipping pages and chapters, seeking the really intriguing insights, which seem, most often, to be research other than that of Dr. Kahneman. Dr. Kahneman can devote most of a chapter to how he saved standardized tests for the Israeli military in the 1960´s. I think modesty is a big prob...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it 5 years ago
I feel this book richly deserves its status. Kahneman has handed over the rich & surprising fruits of a lifetime of creative thought and research, in a well-organised book free of academiese (hurrah!) He also makes the material interactive by inviting us to do little mental activities to illustrate ...
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