Irrationality

Irrationality

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By (author) Stuart Sutherland, Foreword by Ben Goldacre

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  • Publisher: Pinter & Martin Ltd.
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 216mm x 30mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 16 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1780660251
  • ISBN 13: 9781780660257
  • Edition statement: 20th anniversary ed
  • Illustrations note: black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 129,352

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Why do doctors, generals, civil servants and others consistently make wrong decisions that cause enormous harm to others? Irrational beliefs and behaviours are virtually universal. In this iconoclastic book Stuart Sutherland analyses causes of irrationality and examines why we are irrational, the different kinds of irrationality, the damage it does us and the possible cures.

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Terrifying, sometimes comic, very readable and totally enthralling--Oliver Sacks