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…

The Enigma Of Reason

ISBN 10 : 9780674368309
ISBN 13 : 0674368304

If reason is so useful and reliable, why didn’t it evolve in other animals and why do humans produce so much thoroughly reasoned nonsense? Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber argue that..

The Enigma Of Reason

ISBN 10 : 9781846145582
ISBN 13 : 1846145589

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,..

The Enigma Of Reason

ISBN 10 : 9780674977846
ISBN 13 : 067497784X

If reason is so useful and reliable, why didn’t it evolve in other animals and why do humans produce so much thoroughly reasoned nonsense? Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber argue that..

The Enigma Of Self Realization

ISBN 10 : 9781626755055
ISBN 13 : 1626755051

Who are we? What is it all about? Is there a purpose to anything? Here in this simply-worded unpretentious little book unfolds a truth that is complex, and yet alluringly achievabl..

The Enigma Of Health

ISBN 10 : 0804726922
ISBN 13 : 9780804726924

The book brings together thirteen essays presented to medical and psychiatric societies, mainly during the 1970's and 1980's. In these essays, Gadamer justifies the reasons for a p..

The Knowledge Illusion

ISBN 10 : 9781509811052
ISBN 13 : 1509811052

Human reasoning is remarkably shallow - in fact, our thinking and justifications just scratch the surface of the true complexity of the issues we deal with. The ability to think ma..

The Enigma Of Loch Ness

ISBN 10 : 0252012844
ISBN 13 : 9780252012846

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