Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters Free Audiobook Download by Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker's new book, Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters is based on the idea that our brains are wired to seek happiness. It's why we're drawn to rewards and avoid pain - because the brain has evolved over millennia to keep us alive. We've been hardwired for thousands of years in such a way that we see our happiness as something out of our own control.

Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters is a short read about the rationality debate. The author talks about how an individual is rational when they are able to accurately solve problems by using their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Steven Pinker argues that there is less rationality in society today because we are not taught to use our knowledge and understanding with "cool" logic. He also explains how happiness, health, and life satisfaction may be related to a cognitive lifestyle.

Rationality is a set of cognitive and behavioral qualities that help humans live well. These qualities include open-mindedness, problem solving and planning ahead, making logical inferences from limited evidence, understanding the difference between cause and effect, seeing the "big picture," reasoning with detachment from one's feelings, considering all available options and striving for objectivity.

Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters audiobook download by [Steven Pinker] narrated by Arthur Morey is a book about rationality. The author gives a detailed history of man's relationship with reason and how society has evolved from the time where people didn't have much contact with it to the time where reason is needed in almost every day life.

In this thought-provoking work of narrative nonfiction, Pulitzer Prize-winning cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker examines the notion that humans are inherently irrational. He argues that while some forms of human behavior may seem irrational to us, they're actually just not susceptible to scientific analysis, and so we can't really say that humans are irrational.

This is a list of lessons that the author has learned through his own experiences with rationality and reasoning. In the first lesson, "What It Is," he explains what rationality is in layman's terms. In the second lesson, "Why Reason Seems Scarce," he explains how irrationality allocts us from pleasure (the exceptions being an addiction or a persistent disorder). In the third lesson, "Why It Matters," he talks about how it affects everything much like gravity and time affect everything.

Published Date 2021-09-28
Duration 11 hours 19 minutes
Author Steven Pinker
Narrated Arthur Morey
(11 Reviews)
Abridged No
Is It Free? 30-days Free
Category Non-Fiction
Parent Category Philosophy, Social Science, Psychology

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