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The enigma of reason / Hugo Mercier, Dan Sperber.

By: Mercier, Hugo.
Contributor(s): Sperber, Dan.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: B833 .M47 2017Publication: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2017Description: vi, 396 p. : ill.ISBN: 9780674237827 (pbk.); 067423782X (pbk.); 9780674368309; 0674368304.Subject(s): Reason | Reason -- Social aspects
Contents:
Introduction: A double enigma -- Part I. Shaking dogma: Reason on trial -- Psychologists' travails -- Part II. Understanding inference: From unconscious inferences to intuitions -- Modularity -- Cognitive opportunism -- Metarepresentations -- Part III. Rethinking reason: How we use reasons -- Could reason be a module? -- Reasoning: intuition and reflection -- Reason: what is it for? -- Part IV. What reason can and cannot do -- Why is reasoning biased? -- Quality control: how we evaluate arguments -- The dark side of reason -- A reason for everything -- The bright side of reasoning -- Part V. Reason in the wild: Is human reason universal? -- Reasoning about moral and political topics -- Solitary geniuses? -- Conclusion: In praise of reason after all.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-382) and index.

Introduction: A double enigma -- Part I. Shaking dogma: Reason on trial -- Psychologists' travails -- Part II. Understanding inference: From unconscious inferences to intuitions -- Modularity -- Cognitive opportunism -- Metarepresentations -- Part III. Rethinking reason: How we use reasons -- Could reason be a module? -- Reasoning: intuition and reflection -- Reason: what is it for? -- Part IV. What reason can and cannot do -- Why is reasoning biased? -- Quality control: how we evaluate arguments -- The dark side of reason -- A reason for everything -- The bright side of reasoning -- Part V. Reason in the wild: Is human reason universal? -- Reasoning about moral and political topics -- Solitary geniuses? -- Conclusion: In praise of reason after all.

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