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Dan Sperber, Hugo Mercier The Enigma of Reason

A New Theory of Human Understanding

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Penguin Books Ltd

UK

2018

Paperback

416

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291126

978-0-241-95785-1

0-241-95785-0

Memory improvement & thinking techniques

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If reason is what makes us human, then why do we humans often behave so irrationally? Taking us from desert ants to Aristotle, cognitive psychologists Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber explore how our 'flawed superpower' of reason works, how it doesn't, and how it evolved to help us develop as social beings.

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