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Reason, we are told, is what makes us human, the source of our knowledge and wisdom. If reason is so useful, why didn't it also evolve in other animals? If reason is that reliable, why do we produce so much thoroughly reasoned nonsense? In their ground-breaking account of the evolution and workings of reason, Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber set out to solve this double enigma. Reason, they argue with a compelling mix of real-life and experimental evidence, is not geared to solitary use, to arriving at better beliefs and decisions on our own. What reason does, rather, is help us justify our beliefs and actions to others, convince them through argumentation, and evaluate the justifications and arguments that others address to us. The Enigma of Reason will spark debate among psychologists and philosophers, and make many reasonable people rethink their own thinking.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780241957851
ISBN-10: 0241957850
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dan Sperber

Hugo Mercier (Author) Hugo Mercier is a researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, working in the Cognitive Science Institute Marc Jeannerod in Lyon. Dan Sperber (Author) Dan Sperber is a researcher in the departments of Cognitive Science and of Philosophy at the Central European University, Budapest, and in the Institut Jean Nicod at the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris.

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