Karen's Reviews > Thinking, Fast and Slow
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Mar 13, 2016
Read 2 times. Last read February 20, 2016 to March 13, 2016.
Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow is a challenging and engaging exploration of just how we think and the systems involved in decision making and in experiencing the world. He starts with the book by naming the two parts of a brain as System I and System II, where System I, the intuitive part operates automatically and takes in the gestalt of a situation. In contrast, System II involves focused and logical mental activity. Either system operating without the other can result in faulty conclusions notably missing steps that are critical in real understanding. The author’s goal is to offer a model of how we think and how to use each part of our “thinking apparatus so that we understand how events unfold and how we can learn to trust both parts of how we perceive and experience our lives. I found it a most worthwhile listing experience in which how I the thinking process works via these tow systems and how both are essential to identifying positive outcomes as we move through life.
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