Austin Larson's Reviews > Thinking, Fast and Slow
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Austin Larson's review
Jul 07, 2016
Kahneman tells the story of the research that he and Amos Tversky conducted that won him the Nobel prize. He explains many paradoxes of decision making as the cognitive equivalent of optical illusions. Many of these paradoxes come down to the fact that our intuition is built to move rapidly and take shortcuts and that our experiencing self has different priorities than our remembering self. Many of his insights are such a part of the discourse now that the book seems obvious at times, but it's fun to hear about the research in the first person.
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July 1, 2016 – Finished Reading
July 7, 2016 – Shelved