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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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p.24 We can be blind to the obvious, and we are also blind to our blindness.

p.35 Laziness is built deep into our nature.

p.51 cognition is embodied.

p.52 the principles of association provided by Hume :resemblance, contiguity in time and place, causality.
In the current view of how associative memory works, a great deal happens at once.

p.58 System 1 constructed a story, and system 2 believed it. It happens to all of us.

p.118 Causal explanations of chance events are inevitably wrong.

p. 145 Psychology should inform the design of risk policies that combine the experts' knowledge with the public's emotions and intuitions.

p. 160 Adding detail to scenarios makes them more persuasive, but less likely to come true.

p. 174 Subjects' unwillingness to deduce the particular from the general was matched only by their willingness to infer the general from the particular.

p. 190 Intuitive predictions need to be corrected because they are not regressive and therefore are biased.

p. 199 Narrative fallacy to describe how flawed stories of the past shape our views of the world and our expectations for the future.

p.201 We can know something only if it is both true and knowable.

p.253 People often take on risky projects because they are overly optimistic about the odds they face.

p.270 Every significant choice we make in life comes with some uncertainty.

p.283 Many of the options we face in life are "mixed":there is a risk of loss and an opportunity for gain, and we must decide whether to accept the gamble or reject it.
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Reading Progress

July 30, 2015 – Started Reading
July 30, 2015 – Shelved
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September 18, 2016 – Finished Reading

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