Inevitable Illusions by Massimo Piattelli Palmarini
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Inevitable Illusions by Massimo Piattelli Palmarini

Inevitable Illusions

How Mistakes of Reason Rule Our Minds
by Massimo Piattelli Palmarini
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"Fascinating and insightful. . . . I cannot recall a book that has made me think more about the nature of thinking." — Richard C. Lewontin

Harvard University

Everyone knows that optical illusions trick us because of the way we see. Now scientists have discovered that cognitive illusions, a set of biases deeply embedded in the human mind, can actually distort the way we think.

In Inevitable Illusions, distinguished cognitive researcher Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini takes us on a provocative, challenging, and thoroughly entertaining exploration of the games our minds play. He opens the doors onto the newly charted realm of the cognitive unconscious to reveal the full range of illusions, showing how they inhibit our ability to reason—no matter what our educational background or IQ. Inevitable Illusions is stimulating, eye-opening food for thought.

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About this Edition

Language

English

Publisher

Publication Date

Nov 1, 1996

Format

Paperback

Number of Pages

256

ISBN

047115962X

ISBN-13

9780471159629