- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: Anchor Canada (April 2 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780385676533
- ISBN-13: 978-0385676533
- ASIN: 0385676530
- Product Dimensions: 15 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 381 g
- Average Customer Review: 170 customer reviews
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"Absorbingly articulate and infinitely intelligent . . . [Thinking, Fast and Slow] will forever change the way you think about thinking."
About the Author
DANIEL KAHNEMAN is Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Princeton University and a professor of public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is the only non-economist to have won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences; it was awarded to him in 2002 for his pioneering work with Amos Tversky on decision-making.
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It is also a book that most people could benefit from reading. The work of Kahneman and Amos Tversky was based on their studies of how people make mistakes. Read this book, and you could avoid a lot of them.
While some parts are quite dense, this book is FILLED with great explanations of cognitive biases and how we can become more aware of them. A recommended first read if you don’t know much about behavioural psychology.
The book is an extended excursion into the widely accepted "two systems of the mind" -- "System 1, [which] operates automatically and quickly, with little or no effort and no sense of voluntary control;" and "System 2, [which] allocates attention to the effortful mental activities that demand it, including complex computations." To give a total reduction to the antithesis, the book is about reflex vs. reflection, and it elaborates the antithesis for a stunning 450 pages plus notes and index. The antithesis is continually enriched by example and by reference to other scholarship. The writing is both lucid and engaging.
Kahneman's analysis has wide and diverse applicability -- from public policy (in which bad wars like Vietnam and Iraq are sold by administrations that force members of Congress to think strictly in System 1), to auctions (whose social arrangements foster almost universal reliance by attendees on System 1 by those present), to many other one-on-one transactions involving an appellant and a potential grantor. Risk, and behavior in the presence of risk, is a dominant theme in the book.
No review or summary could possibly do justice to this extraordinary work: get the book and read it.
It really gives you an interesting perspective on the subconscious and concious mind referred to as systems.
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