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The Enigma of Reason 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 groundbreaking 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 usIn other words, reason helps humans better exploit their uniquely rich social environment This interactionist interpretation explains why reason may have evolved and how it fits with other cognitive mechanisms It makes sense of strengths and weaknesses that have long puzzled philosophers and psychologists why reason is biased in favor of what we already believe, why it may lead to terrible ideas and yet is indispensable to spreading good onesAmbitious, provocative, and entertaining, The Enigma of Reason will spark debate among psychologists and philosophers, and make many reasonable people rethink their own thinking ❰Download❯ ➻ Their Language of Love Author Bapsi Sidhwa – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk we are told [KINDLE] ❄ Turbulence By Samit Basu – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk is what makes us human [KINDLE] ✿ Der letzte Held Author Samit Basu – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the source of our knowledge and wisdom If reason is so useful ➵ [Read] ➯ Agua By Bapsi Sidhwa ✤ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk why didn t it also evolve in other animals If reason is that reliable ➛ [KINDLE] ❅ Winter Evenings By Navtej Sarna ➥ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk why do we produce so much thoroughly reasoned nonsense In their groundbreaking account of the evolution and workings of reason [Ebook] ➨ The Brave By Rachna Bisht Rawat – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber set out to solve this double enigma Reason ☀ [PDF / Epub] ★ The Best of Samaithu Paar By S. Meenakshi Ammal ✍ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk they argue with a compelling mix of real life and experimental evidence ❴KINDLE❵ ❅ Tiger Thief (Tiger Thief, Author Michaela Clarke – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk is not geared to solitary use [Read] ➺ Tracking Globalization ➶ J.S . Sodhi – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk to arriving at better beliefs and decisions on our own What reason does ❴Reading❵ ➶ Eagles Gate (Tiger Thief, Author Michaela Clarke – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk rather ➶ [Reading] ➸ Cave of Wonders (Infinity Ring, By Matthew J. Kirby ➫ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk is help us justify our beliefs and actions to others ❴BOOKS❵ ✯ Wise and Otherwise/The Old Man and his God/The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk Author Sudha Murty – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk convince them through argumentation [Reading] ➿ Indian Renaissance Author Sanyal Sanjeev – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and evaluate the justifications and arguments that others address to usIn other words ❮PDF❯ ✈ The Indian Renaissance Author Sanjeev Sanyal – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk reason helps humans better exploit their uniquely rich social environment This interactionist interpretation explains why reason may have evolved and how it fits with other cognitive mechanisms It makes sense of strengths and weaknesses that have long puzzled philosophers and psychologists why reason is biased in favor of what we already believe ⚣ [PDF] ✅ Zurück nach Hollyhill (Hollyhill, By Alexandra Pilz ✰ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk why it may lead to terrible ideas and yet is indispensable to spreading good onesAmbitious [PDF / Epub] ❤ Liebe Drei ✅ Hagen Rether – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk provocative [PDF / Epub] ☆ Temptations of the West Author Pankaj Mishra – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and entertaining [EPUB] ✻ Hitler Auteur Peter Longerich – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk The Enigma of Reason will spark debate among psychologists and philosophers [Download] ➻ Eiszeit ✤ Shelly Kaldunski – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and make many reasonable people rethink their own thinking


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10 thoughts on “The Enigma of Reason

  1. says:

    Reasoning, as we know today, sucks People are able to convince themselves of all kinds of bullshit, and the smarter we are and the longer we think, thestubborn we seem to become The function of Reason seems to be to justify our intuitions, not matter how silly they are Many recent books include delicious desc


  2. says:

    Reason is the super power of humans when compared to the cognitive powers of other living things on earth Supposedly it is the distinguishing facility that is uniquely human If so, why does reasoning lead to such divergent conclusions What s so super about a faulty power That s the enigma of reason.A variety of psyc


  3. says:

    This is an interesting read if you struggle like me with understanding societal inclinations to disregard science and data and facts The assessment is really good overall, research analysis is done very well with appropriate parameters I d definitely recommend this one This book compliments with The Knowledge Illusion Why


  4. says:

    The Enigma of Reason posits that the evolutionary function of reasoning is not to enhance individuals ability to arrive at better solutions to problems, but rather to provide social, group benefits This is a striking proposition, and one that is reasonably well developed over the course of this engaging book The authors argue tha


  5. says:

    Really loved this book Can t believe two French academics could write so beautifully in English Not an easy read exactly, but far from impenetrable it takes a little work to read but ideas are explained slowly and carefully and convincingly Basic premise is that the ability of humans to reason isof a communications skill, evolved to hel


  6. says:

    Humans are special because we make our reason about our reasons Proust will say that we are the only animals that can doubt our own reason We justify what we are doing otherwise we would not be doing it unless we are pathological and we infer the best we can from what we believe we know or think we know, and we use our representations of our r


  7. says:

    A persuasive and well argued claim for the interactionist view of reason in contrast to the intellectualist view of reason By this view reason evolved to support social interaction including the statement of claims and their evaluation by others Thus reason advances through arguments with audiences who critically engage the claims and their reasons.


  8. says:

    We feel exuberant arrogance over other animals considering our cognitive capabilities as well as reason But, reason has flaws otherwise why do we experience cognitive dissonances and Confirmation Bias Why are people better at seeing the flaws in others arguments than their own Why do people divide over issues like climate change, gun control, or abortions I


  9. says:

    Is reason enigmatic Before cracking this book, I thought reason rather straightforward, an extension of logic And what iscut and dry than logic Well, it turns out the authors have a much different view Reason, they argue, is part of a mental module, similar to other interpretive modules in our brains Further, reason s evolutionary role is explained by the way we f


  10. says:

    Will be re reading sections of this while I still have the book from the library Excellent, engrossing, and persuasive text Some of it is a little beyond my understanding but the many colorful examples helped me grasp the ideas throughout.


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