Thinking seriously about human reasoning 2

A list intended to help think in new ways about the nature of reasoning and to learn in more detail what distinguishes weak from strong thinking. Among these books are some that address the usual dichotomies like left/right brain and rational/intuitive thinking in a scientfic way, some "critical thinking" treatises, some that offer general research finding on thinking, some that usefully characterize ways of thinking, and a couple that are more speculative or philosophical.
Action versus Contemplation: Why an Ancient Debate Still Matters
Action versus Contemplation: Why an Ancient Debate Still Matters
$25.00
Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models
Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models
$19.00
The Later Works of John Dewey, Volume 4, 1925 - 1953: 1929: The Quest for Certainty (Volume 4) (Collected Works of John Dewey)
The Later Works of John Dewey, Volume 4, 1925 - 1953: 1929: The Quest for Certainty (Volume 4) (Collected Works of John Dewey)
$40.00
Return to Reason
Return to Reason
$17.00
Introduction to Reasoning
Introduction to Reasoning
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
$14.00
A particularly well chosen collection of essays by key players in the science and philosophy of cognition. The essays here are notable for t
Thinking: The New Science of Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Prediction (Best of Edge Series)
Thinking: The New Science of Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Prediction (Best of Edge Series)
$16.00
Ecological and social rationality; reasoning in the real world rather than formal logic, based on the idea that our "system1" thinking has b
Adaptive Thinking: Rationality in the Real World (Evolution and Cognition Series)
Adaptive Thinking: Rationality in the Real World (Evolution and Cognition Series)
A readable presentation of the dual process view of cognition pioneered by the author and now widely used. Kahneman's view of "system1" thin
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Thinking, Fast and Slow
$12.00
Key insights into the nature of intuition and its role in good thinking. Shares Kahneman's view of system 1 thinking as very powerful and re
Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions
Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions
$39.00
Stanovich theorizes that dual process models of thinking need to further divide system 2 into a raw ability to processing decontextualuzed r
Rationality and the Reflective Mind
Rationality and the Reflective Mind
$80.00
A good start to take you beyond the undergraduate level of study of human thinking. Slightly technical, introduces various key issues in stu
The Nature of Cognition (Bradford Books) (A Bradford Book)
The Nature of Cognition (Bradford Books) (A Bradford Book)
$50.00
Brings together diverse research strands, difficult but nearly indispensible
Research on Judgment and Decision Making: Currents, Connections, and Controversies (Cambridge Series on Judgment and Decision Making)
Research on Judgment and Decision Making: Currents, Connections, and Controversies (Cambridge Series on Judgment and Decision Making)
$71.00
Subtleties of real human thinking
Making Choices: A Recasting of Decision Theory
Making Choices: A Recasting of Decision Theory
$38.00
Serious coverage of critical thinking in textbook form
Critical Thinking: Step by Step
Critical Thinking: Step by Step
$78.00
Excellent coverage of a neglected topic: we rely heavily on authority arguments in daily life
Appeal to Expert Opinion: Arguments from Authority: Arguments from Authority
Appeal to Expert Opinion: Arguments from Authority: Arguments from Authority
$40.00
One of the clearest discussions of fallacies in informal discussions
Attacking Faulty Reasoning: A Practical Guide to Fallacy-Free Arguments
Attacking Faulty Reasoning: A Practical Guide to Fallacy-Free Arguments
$57.00
Understandable basic introduction to the ways language influences thinking
Language in Thought and Action: Fifth Edition
Language in Thought and Action: Fifth Edition
$14.00
A classic guide to the principles of reading non-fiction deeply
How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
$11.00
A refreshing and intriguing research-based look at creativity in terms of an economy of ideas. Creativity can be learned and improved, it is
Defying the Crowd: Cultivating Creativity in a Culture of Conformity
Defying the Crowd: Cultivating Creativity in a Culture of Conformity
$47.00
Valuable and very balanced summary of the current research into the origins of intelligence. One of the best single volume compilation overv
Intelligence, Heredity and Environment
Intelligence, Heredity and Environment
Good introduction to the controversial view that language evolved primarily as a tool for thought rather than communication
Language and Human Behavior (Jessie and John Danz Lectures)
Language and Human Behavior (Jessie and John Danz Lectures)
$25.00
A wonderfully written thought-inspiring book introducing a fascinating original theory
Origins of the Modern Mind: Three Stages in the Evolution of Culture and Cognition
Origins of the Modern Mind: Three Stages in the Evolution of Culture and Cognition
$37.00
Norman writes persuasively on the symbiosis of humanity and our inventions. Intelligence lies in both and the ways they interact.
Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes In The Age Of The Machine (William Patrick Book)
Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes In The Age Of The Machine (William Patrick Book)
$15.00
Profound and provocative discussion of how the mind is built up from our active attempts to categorize things usefully around us.
Women, Fire and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal About the Mind
Women, Fire and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal About the Mind
$20.00
Vicious and impressive critique of our directionless cultural priesthood of reason. Emphasizes the pursuit of questions rather than answers.
Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West
Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West
$34.00
Sternberg's "practical intelligence," based on tacit learned expertise, is possibly the most rigorously developed domain general alternative
Practical Intelligence in Everyday Life
Practical Intelligence in Everyday Life
$94.00
The argument that even without mental illness, high complexity, or strong emotion, reasoning fails because we don't consider obvious compari
Everyday Irrationality: How Pseudo- Scientists, Lunatics, And The Rest Of Us Systematically Fail To Think Rationally
Everyday Irrationality: How Pseudo- Scientists, Lunatics, And The Rest Of Us Systematically Fail To Think Rationally
How to evaluate scientific research, a superb coverage with veyr clever examples
Critical Thinking About Research: Psychology and Related Fields
Critical Thinking About Research: Psychology and Related Fields
$40.00
One of the clearest and most accurate discussions of right and left hemisphere differences. An essential corrective to pop psychology views
Hemispheric Asymmetry: What's Right and What's Left (Perspectives in Cognitive Neuroscience)
Hemispheric Asymmetry: What's Right and What's Left (Perspectives in Cognitive Neuroscience)
$50.00
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