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The Resource Rationality : what it is, why it seems scarce, why it matters, Steven Pinker

Rationality : what it is, why it seems scarce, why it matters, Steven Pinker

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Rationality : what it is, why it seems scarce, why it matters
Title
Rationality
Title remainder
what it is, why it seems scarce, why it matters
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Steven Pinker
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Language
eng
Summary
Today humanity is reaching new heights of scientific understanding6and also appears to be losing its mind. How can a species that developed vaccines for Covid-19 in less than a year produce so much fake news, medical quackery, and conspiracy theorizing? Pinker rejects the cynical clich ̌that humans are simply irrational, cavemen out of time saddled with biases, fallacies, and illusions. After all, we discovered the laws of nature, lengthened and enriched our lives, and set out the benchmarks for rationality itself. We actually think in ways that are sensible in the low-tech contexts in which we spend most of our lives, but fail to take advantage of the powerful tools of reasoning we've discovered over the millennia: logic, critical thinking, probability, correlation and causation, and optimal ways to update beliefs and commit to choices individually and with others. These tools are not a standard part of our education, and have never been presented clearly and entertainingly in a single book, until now
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TEFMT
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1954-
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Pinker, Steven
Dewey number
153.4/2
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not applicable
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LC call number
BF441
LC item number
.P56 2021ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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Read by Arthur Morey
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Morey, Arthur
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  • Critical thinking
  • Practical reason
  • Choice (Psychology)
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adult
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Label
Rationality : what it is, why it seems scarce, why it matters, Steven Pinker
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Copyright
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  • Includes a bonus PDF of charts and graphs
  • Title from container
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digital storage
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audio disc
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  • sd
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rdacarrier
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
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9 audio discs (approximately 11 hr., 19 min.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781984843548
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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audio
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rdamedia
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  • s
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  • (OCoLC)1266530270
  • (OCoLC)on1266530270
  • 3891824
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Label
Rationality : what it is, why it seems scarce, why it matters, Steven Pinker
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes a bonus PDF of charts and graphs
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hr., 19 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781984843548
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
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  • 60en9d
  • 40en9d
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1266530270
  • (OCoLC)on1266530270
  • 3891824
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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