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Published: 31 December 2010

344 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195341140

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Rationality and the Reflective Mind

Keith Stanovich

  • A serious attempt to resolve the Great Rationality Debate, the debate about how much irrationality to ascribe to human cognition, in cognitive science
  • Explains why the great feats of human cognition (science, logic, going to the moon) are not inconsistent with the fact that humans often behave irrationally
  • Describes how rationality is a more encompassing concept than intelligence
  • Sketches out how we might construct a test of individual differences in rational thinking

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