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Mindware by Richard E. Nisbett
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A very humble approach to the vast subject of learning, psychology, behavioral economics and the human ways of thinking, behaving and believing.

Mr Nisbett has, in the 16 chapters of the book, explained beyond doubt the fallibility of human mind, even those of experts and scientists. He takes the readers on humbling tour of various principles on behaviors and learning, pointing to common errors and our collective unawareness about these errors.

The book discusses law of large numbers, sunk cost and opportunity costs, Occam's razor, reductionist practices, revolution-instead-of-evolution history of scientific theories, post-modernist theory and falsifiable properties of scientific theories.

I read this book along with the online course by the same title offered by University of Michigan at Coursera and together, the two cause a lot of paradigm shift in my day to day thinking.


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