The December 2013 Lexington Philosophy Forum Meeting

The topic of discussion will be:

Heuristics and Biases

A segue from last month's discussion, as Hume anticipated many ideas of current cognitive science and psychology.

Are we rational actors or do we mainly use quick-and-dirty rules of thumb to make decisions?

Suggested reading:

Some questions to ponder:

1. Are heuristics "rational"?

2. Are induction and Ockham's Razor heuristics?

3. Are heuristics innate or learned?

Suggested videos:

Daniel Kahneman talks about his book, Thinking, Fast and Slow

Short summary of types of decision making, by Gerd Gigerenzer

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  • donna h d.

    just the 3 of us

    December 12, 2013

  • Jeremy

    Unfortunately I have to miss this one. Holiday travel. You guys have fun!

    December 7, 2013

  • Kasha B.

    I can't believe I have to miss this discussion. Unfortunately, I have to work this evening, I'm certain it'll be a wonderful topic.

    December 6, 2013

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