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The Enigma Of Reason

Pub Date : 2017-04-17 | Author : Hugo Mercier | Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780674368309
ISBN 13 : 0674368304

If reason is so useful and reliable, why didn’t it evolve in other animals and why do humans produce so much thoroughly reasoned nonsense? Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber argue that..

The Enigma Of Reason

Pub Date : 2017-04-17 | Author : Hugo Mercier | Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780674977846
ISBN 13 : 067497784X

If reason is so useful and reliable, why didn’t it evolve in other animals and why do humans produce so much thoroughly reasoned nonsense? Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber argue that..

The Enigma Of Reason

Pub Date : 2017-04-06 | Author : Dan Sperber | Publisher : Penguin UK

ISBN 10 : 9781846145582
ISBN 13 : 1846145589

'Original and provocative ... likely to have a big impact on our understanding of ourselves' Steven Pinker 'Mercier and Sperber offer a surprising and powerful response to the new ..

The Knowledge Illusion

Pub Date : 2017-03-14 | Author : Steven Sloman | Publisher : Penguin

ISBN 10 : 9780399184345
ISBN 13 : 0399184341

“The Knowledge Illusion is filled with insights on how we should deal with our individual ignorance and collective wisdom.” —Steven Pinker We all think we know more than we a..

Denying To The Grave

Pub Date : 2016-09-01 | Author : Sara E. Gorman | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199396603
ISBN 13 : 0199396604

Why do some parents refuse to vaccinate their children? Why do some people keep guns at home, despite scientific evidence of risk to their family members? And why do people use ant..

Meaning And Relevance

Pub Date : 2012-03-22 | Author : Deirdre Wilson | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780521766777
ISBN 13 : 052176677X

When people speak, their words never fully encode what they mean, and the context is always compatible with a variety of interpretations. How can comprehension ever be achieved? Wi..

The Parthenon Enigma

Pub Date : 2014-01-28 | Author : Joan Breton Connelly | Publisher : Vintage

ISBN 10 : 9780385350501
ISBN 13 : 0385350503

Built in the fifth century b.c., the Parthenon has been venerated for more than two millennia as the West’s ultimate paragon of beauty and proportion. Since the Enlightenment, it..

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