Cognitive Science · Crime · Human Rationality · Human Thinking

Remembering the murder you didn’t commit.

This post is a review of an article in the latest New Yorker Magazine titled “Remembering the Murder You Didn’t Commit.  Here is a link that article.   It is by Rachel Aviv and is in the June 19, 2017 issue of the New Yorker.  The subtitle of the article  is, “DNA evidence exonerated six…… Continue reading Remembering the murder you didn’t commit.

Cognitive Science · Economics · Human Rationality

Books about human rationality.

Lately I’ve been reading a lot of new and surprising reappraisals of human rationality. Here is a bibliography of a few of these books and essays.   Bibliography: the new understanding of human rationality: The Enigma of Reason.  A book by Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber published in April of 2017.  Go to Book The Argumentative…… Continue reading Books about human rationality.

Human Rationality · Human Thinking

Why facts don’t change our minds

This post is a review of a New Yorker article by Elizabeth Kolbert titled Why Facts Don’t Change our Minds published on February 27, 2017.  This article is, among other things a review of the book The Enigma of Reason by the cognitive scientists Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber. I have discussed the work of Mercer and…… Continue reading Why facts don’t change our minds

Cognitive Science · Human Rationality · Human Thinking

“Thinking, Fast and Slow,” by Danial Kahneman

The following article is about the book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Danial Kahneman.  In my opinion this book is one of the most important books of the last 50 years.  Kahneman has been thinking about and refining the ideas in this book since the 1970’s.  This basic ideas of this book have been recapitulated in Michel…… Continue reading “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” by Danial Kahneman

Cognitive Science · Human Rationality

What Human Reason is Really For.

This is a review of an article titled The Argumentative Theory by Hugo Mercier.  It appeared in Edge.org on 4-27-2011.  You can read the original article here.    Actually the ideas in this article connect with a lot of other books I’ve been reading lately, so this article is about much more than Hugo Mercier’s article. A…… Continue reading What Human Reason is Really For.