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Book Review Essay: Beyond Reason

Dec 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

Two books that share a common insight.  Both have been best sellers.  Each book has a separate story to tell. The essay accessed by the link below features these two books: The Righteous Mind: Why good people are divided by politics and religion by Jonathan Haidt and Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.

The review examines two books and three stories.  One story is a tale of the moral basis of a conservative ideology.  The second story is a tale of economic decision-making.  The third story was told twice, once in each book. It is the story which binds these two books together and it is a story well-worth telling twice.  It is the story of how non-rationality dominates our everyday lives and, in an important and partial way, is the master of our rational thought.  This story is one that we are not used to hearing and, for many of us, one that we may never have heard before.  Because of that, it is important that we gather around the campfire and take a listen.

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