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The Enigma of Reason
by Hugo Mercier
Harvard University Press, 2017
eISBN: 978-0-674-97786-0 | Cloth: 978-0-674-36830-9
Library of Congress Classification B833.M47 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 128.33

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
If reason is so useful and reliable, why didn’t it evolve in other animals and why do humans produce so much thoroughly reasoned nonsense? Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber argue that reason is not geared to solitary use. It evolved to help justify our beliefs to others, evaluate their arguments, and better exploit our uniquely rich social environment.

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