6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A Gem of a Book on Reasoning,
This review is from: Good Thinking: Seven Powerful Ideas That Influence the Way We Think (Paperback)
This is not really a practical book although the reader can certainly glean some tips on how to improve their thinking by reading it. It is more an examination of the ways in which we think and what is right and wrong with them. The author in the introduction says:
"After reading this book, readers should be empowered to decide for themselves whether human reasoning is as frail or as strong, as dangerous or as benign, or as superfluous or as crucial as it has been made out to be."
The book is relatively short (about 180 pages of text) and thus is a fairly easy read. One certainly does not have to slog through it. It is written in a friendly style and only occasionally gets technical. The author does not go deep into any one type of reasoning but presents seven different modes of thinking (thus the subtitle of the book) on a broader scale. However, despite that one comes away from the book with a decent understanding of each. The seven modes are Rational Choice, Game Theory, Moral Judgement, Scientific Reasoning, Logic, Problem Solving, and Analogical Reasoning.
I really liked this book and can easily recommend it. If you interested in the human mind I think you will like it.