9780471159629

Inevitable Illusions: How Mistakes of Reason Rule Our Minds

Piattelli-Palmarini, Massimo

ISBN 10: 047115962X / 0-471-15962-X
ISBN 13: 9780471159629
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Softcover
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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.

From the Publisher:
This highly enjoyable read covers provocative recent discoveries in the study of the mind. Demonstrates that everyone is prone to certain ``cognitive'' illusions or biases in thinking which lead to systematic misjudgments in decision making. Shows how those illusions have important effects on everyday life from investment decisions to the judgment of jurors. Introduces the full range of illusions including ``probability blindness'' and ``predictability in hindsight,'' all explained through the use of intriguing examples that illustrate exactly how illusions fool us.

About the Author:
MASSIMO PIATTELLI-PALMARINI, Ph.D., is a Principal Research Associate of the Center for Cognitive Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Director of the Department of Cognitive Science at the Institute of San Raffaele in Milan, Italy. His books The Will to Study and the Italian edition of Inevitable Illusions were international bestsellers.

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