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Rationality : what it is, why it seems scarce, why it matters

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Published 2021
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Summary:

Today humanity is reaching new heights of scientific understanding - and also appears to be losing its mind. How can a species that developed vaccines for Covid-19 in less than a year produce so much fake news, medical quackery, and conspiracy theorizing? In 'Rationality' Steven Pinker explores how the rational pursuit of self-interest, sectarian solidarity, and uplifting mythology can add up to crippling irrationality in a society. Pinker grew up in Montreal, QC.

ISBN:
9780525561996
0525561994
Description:
xvii, 412 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes:
Canadiana.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN:
2021003592
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