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Description - Kluge by Gary Marcus

A 'kluge' is an engineering term for a makeshift solution, an inelegant construction that somehow works.This is Gary Marcus' analogy for the way the human mind has evolved. Arguing against a whole tradition that praises our human minds as the most perfect result of evolution, Marcus shows how imperfect and ill-adapted our brains really are. They have had to adapt from the environment of our early hominid origins to a complex world in which our penchant for short-term satisfactions is literally fatal. We are prone to rages, addictions and other habits that limit our capacity for rational action in every sphere, from food to politics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571236510
ISBN-10: 0571236510
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 142mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gary Marcus

Gary Marcus lives in New York, where he teaches evolutionary psychology.

Books By Gary Marcus

Future of the Brain by Gary Marcus
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