Let's discuss THINKING FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman

  • September 22, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • Flyleaf Books

Thinking, Fast and Slow is a 2011 book by Nobel Memorial Prize winner in Economics Daniel Kahneman which summarizes research that he conducted over decades, often in collaboration with Amos Tversky. It covers all three phases of his career: his early days working on cognitive bias, his work on prospect theory, and his later work on happiness. The book's central thesis is a dichotomy between two modes of thought: "System 1" is fast, instinctive and emotional; "System 2" is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The book delineates cognitive biases associated with each type of thinking, starting with Kahneman's own research on loss aversion. From framing choices to substitution, the book highlights several decades of academic research to suggest that people place too much confidence in human judgment. [Description from Wikipedia].

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  • Janna

    I really appreciated the discussion. It seemed the book offered us much insight about the world around us but especially about ourselves. I will be more careful now before speaking, reading, and making decisions.

    1 · September 24

  • Evelyn D.

    A reasonable discussion -- more people would have been an en hancement.

    September 24

  • Jackie B.

    What kinds of issues do the Book Worms most enjoy discussing? Has there been a clear favorite book over the past year or six months?

    September 21

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