In this winner of the 2012 National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award, a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences takes readers on a tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way people think and make decisions.
Thinking, Fast and Slow...is an astonishingly rich book: lucid, profound, full of intellectual surprises and self-help value. It is consistently entertaining and frequently touching ... Kahneman never grapples philosophically with the nature of rationality. He does, however, supply a fascinating account of what might be taken to be its goal: happiness ... I overconfidently urge everyone to buy and read it.
... alarming, intellectually aerobic ... It is an outstanding book, distinguished by beauty and clarity of detail, precision of presentation and gentleness of manner. Its truths are open to all ... Some chapters are more taxing than others, but all are gratefully short, and none requires any special learning.
His book is partly an intellectual autobiography, with an affecting portrait of his collaboration with [his research partner] Tversky, and it’s enlivened with anecdotes drawn from his years in the Israeli army and advising the Israeli government ... a methodical march—a bit too much of a march—through what psychologists know about how the brain analyzes situations and retrieves information ... Persistent cognitive errors have profound philosophical and political implications, but Kahneman doesn’t spend much time on these ... these wider-view thoughts are left to a sketchy, 11-page concluding chapter.