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Kluge

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A 'kluge' is an engineering term for a makeshift solution, an inelegant construction that somehow works. This is Gary Marcus's analogy for the way the human mind has evolved. Arguing against a whole tradition that praises our human minds as the most perfect result of evolution, Marcus shows how imperfect and ill-adapted our brains really are. They have had to adapt from the environment of our early hominid origins to a complex world in which our penchant for short-term satisfactions is literally fatal. We are prone to rages, addictions and other habits that limit our capacity for rational action in every sphere, from food to politics.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 138 x 218 x 28mm | 340.19g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571236510
  • 9780571236510
  • 846,960

About Gary Marcus

Gary Marcus lives in New York, where he teaches evolutionary psychology.
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