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The Enigma of Reason

The Enigma of Reason


作者  /  Hugo Mercier/ Dan Sperber

出版社 / HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS

出版日期 / 2017/05/01

商品語言 / 英文

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定價 / NT$1,050

售價 / 79折, NT$ 830

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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 us.

In 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 ones.

Ambitious, provocative, and entertaining, The Enigma of Reason will spark debate among psychologists and philosophers, and make many reasonable people rethink their own thinking.







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誠品26碼 /2681455563005
ISBN 13 /9780674368309
ISBN 10 /0674368304
EAN /9780674368309

頁數352
尺寸23.5X15.6CM
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語言英文
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