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    DescriptionUnlock your mindFrom the bestselling authors of Thinking, Fast and Slow; The Black Swan; and Stumbling on Happiness comes a cutting-edge exploration of the mysteries of rational thought, decision-making, intuition, morality, willpower, problem-solving, prediction, forecasting, unconscious behavior, and beyond. Edited by John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org ("The world's smartest website"--The Guardian), Thinking presents original ideas by today's leading psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers who are radically expanding our understanding of human thought.Daniel Kahneman on the power (and pitfalls) of human intuition and "unconscious" thinking - Daniel Gilbert on desire, prediction, and why getting what we want doesn't always make us happy - Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the limitations of statistics in guiding decision-making - Vilayanur Ramachandran on the scientific underpinnings of human nature - Simon Baron-Cohen on the startling effects of testosterone on the brain - Daniel C. Dennett on decoding the architecture of the "normal" human mind - Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on mental disorders and the crucial developmental phase of adolescence - Jonathan Haidt, Sam Harris, and Roy Baumeister on the science of morality, ethics, and the emerging synthesis of evolutionary and biological thinking - Gerd Gigerenzer on rationality and what informs our choices


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    Title
    Thinking
    Subtitle
    The New Science of Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Prediction
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by John Brockman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 424
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062258540
    ISBN 10: 0062258540
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    BIC subject category V2: JMR
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    Ingram Subject Code: PS
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14810
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    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 153.4
    B&T Approval Code: A60750000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Libri: ENGM5000
    BISAC V2.8: BUS019000
    BIC subject category V2: PSAN
    B&T Approval Code: A11240000
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    DC21: 153.4
    Abridged Dewey: 153
    B&T Approval Code: A11245600
    BISAC V2.8: PSY000000, PSY008000
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI090000
    LC classification: BF201 .T48 2013
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    Publisher
    HARPER PERENNIAL
    Imprint name
    HARPER PERENNIAL
    Publication date
    01 November 2013
    Author Information
    The founder and publisher of the influential on-line science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor of This Explains Everything, This Will Make You Smarter, This Will Change Everything, What Is Your Dangerous Idea?, What We Believe But Cannot Prove. He is the CEO of the literary agency Brockman Inc. and lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    ""Thinking" is excellent and mind-expanding in its entirety."--BrainPickings