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The enigma of reason / Hugo Mercier, Dan Sperber.

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017Description: vi, 396 paginas : ilustraciones ; 25 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9780674368309
Subject(s): LOC classification:
  • B833 M47 2017
Contents:
Introduction: A double enigma -- I. Shaking dogma -- 1. Reason on trial -- 2. Psychologists' travails -- II. Understanding inference -- 3. From unconscious inferences to intuitions -- 4. Modularity -- 5. Cognitive opportunism -- 6. Metarepresentations -- III. Rethinking reason -- 7. How we use reasons -- 8. Could reason be a module? -- 9. Reasoning: intuition and reflection -- 10. Reason: what is it for? -- IV. What reason can and cannot do -- 11. Why is reasoning biased? -- 12. Quality control: how we evaluate arguments -- 13. The dark side of reason -- 14. A reason for everything -- 15. The bright side of reasoning -- V. Reason in the wild -- 16. Is human reason universal? -- 17. Reasoning about moral and political topics -- 18. Solitary geniuses? -- Conclusion: In praise of reason after all.
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Introduction: A double enigma -- I. Shaking dogma -- 1. Reason on trial -- 2. Psychologists' travails -- II. Understanding inference -- 3. From unconscious inferences to intuitions -- 4. Modularity -- 5. Cognitive opportunism -- 6. Metarepresentations -- III. Rethinking reason -- 7. How we use reasons -- 8. Could reason be a module? -- 9. Reasoning: intuition and reflection -- 10. Reason: what is it for? -- IV. What reason can and cannot do -- 11. Why is reasoning biased? -- 12. Quality control: how we evaluate arguments -- 13. The dark side of reason -- 14. A reason for everything -- 15. The bright side of reasoning -- V. Reason in the wild -- 16. Is human reason universal? -- 17. Reasoning about moral and political topics -- 18. Solitary geniuses? -- Conclusion: In praise of reason after all.

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