Thinking: The New Science of Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Prediction in Life and Markets [NOOK Book]

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Unlock your mind

From the bestselling authors of Thinking, Fast and Slow; The Black Swan; and Stumbling on Happiness comes a cutting-edge exploration of the mysteries of rational thought, decision-making, intuition, morality, willpower, problem-solving, prediction, forecasting, unconscious behavior, and beyond. Edited by John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org ("The world's smartest website"—The Guardian), Thinking presents original ideas by today's leading psychologists, ...

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Thinking: The New Science of Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Prediction in Life and Markets

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Overview

Unlock your mind

From the bestselling authors of Thinking, Fast and Slow; The Black Swan; and Stumbling on Happiness comes a cutting-edge exploration of the mysteries of rational thought, decision-making, intuition, morality, willpower, problem-solving, prediction, forecasting, unconscious behavior, and beyond. Edited by John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org ("The world's smartest website"—The Guardian), Thinking presents original ideas by today's leading psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers who are radically expanding our understanding of human thought.

Daniel Kahneman on the power (and pitfalls) of human intuition and "unconscious" thinking • Daniel Gilbert on desire, prediction, and why getting what we want doesn't always make us happy • Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the limitations of statistics in guiding decision-making • Vilayanur Ramachandran on the scientific underpinnings of human nature • Simon Baron-Cohen on the startling effects of testosterone on the brain • Daniel C. Dennett on decoding the architecture of the "normal" human mind • Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on mental disorders and the crucial developmental phase of adolescence • Jonathan Haidt, Sam Harris, and Roy Baumeister on the science of morality, ethics, and the emerging synthesis of evolutionary and biological thinking • Gerd Gigerenzer on rationality and what informs our choices

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For a quarter century, John Brockman's edge.org has been hosting scientists and other empirical thinkers who render visible, in the words of their credo, "the deeper meanings of our lives, redefining who and what we are." In their latest book, Brockman presides over significant new essays by prominent neuroscientists, psychologists, and philosophers. Among the contributors are Daniel Kahneman (Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow), Daniel C. Dennett (Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking), Sarah-Hayne Blakemore (The Learning Brain), Daniel Todd Gilbert (Stumbling on Happiness) and Nassim Nicholas Taleb (The Black Swan). Editor's recommendation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062258564
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/29/2013
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 160,716
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

The publisher of the influential online science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor of Thinking, This Explains Everything, This Will Make You Smarter, and What Should We Be Worried About? He founded the literary agency Brockman Inc. and lives in New York City.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    An Intelligent read

    If you strive to better yourself in anyway especially in your reading comprehension, BUY this book. If you read at a third grade level, buy this.book to improve your skills, either way buy this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2013

    Mburto

    Dont waste your money. Its too scientific to understand and read.

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