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Why Think? The Evolution of the Rational Mind

by Ronald de Sousa

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages200
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Open LibraryOL7391726M
ISBN 10019518985X
ISBN 109780195189858

  The best state of mind to be in to lead a life worth living is where emotional mind and rational mind meet: the wise mind, which is essentially your intuition. The Rational Mind. Driven by logic and intellect, this state of mind helps us to absorb new information and is based on empirical facts/10(41). How evolution shaped the human mind to only sometimes be logical. Are Humans Rational? How evolution shaped the human mind to only sometimes be logical. think before acting.

  Your Brain Is Not as Rational as You May Think It Is. What we think of as “rational” behavior actually comes from powerful, submerged cognitive forces, writes Jesse : Jesse Singal. The Rational Animal book. Read 38 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. How Evolution Made Us Smarter Than We Think” as Want to Read: while Hypocrite sets up a more detailed theory of evolutionary psychology and the modular mind. This is a great book to read to understand how you make decisions based on which module /5.

  In other words, a wise mind is the one that takes the best of the two worlds, the emotional mind and the rational mind, and bring them together in a dialectical point or balance. A wise mind is when both your heart and mind are in congruence, and . Can evolution produce rational minds? Answering some critics of the argument from reason Published: 24 September (GMT+10) Feedback archive → Feedback If a rational God is not responsible for human minds, and instead they were cobbled together by unguided evolutionary processes, we should not expect them to be trustworthy.


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Why Think? The Evolution of the Rational Mind by Ronald de Sousa Download PDF EPUB FB2

Evolution, however, could also produce a creature that could define, set and pursue goals - by being rational. While thinking isn't adaptive in its own right, it clearly increased the probability of our success.

Thinking, says de Sousa, enlarges our options and allows us to create situations in which we can by: "Why Think. is Ronnie de Sousa at his brilliant best-- immensely learned, witty, bold, and a model of clarity. This book is a timely balance to the weight of data emphasizing the emotions and nonconscious processing in decision-making.

Heard the author on CBC radio in the morning discussing rational thinking. Book subject: origins of mind. Book takes up the Plantinga (theist, philospher) challenge: proposition that "Mind" is a product of evolution and natural selection; then mind [itself] is unlikely to be able to uncover the nature of mind or the process that gave rise to it/5.

Why Think?: Evolution and the Rational Mind available in Hardcover, Paperback, NOOK Book. Read an excerpt of this book. Add to Wishlist. ISBN ISBN Pub. Date: 11/01/ Publisher: Oxford University Press.

Why Think?: Evolution and the Rational Mind In this short but wide-ranging book, philosopher Ronald de Price: $ This book looks at the twin set of issues surrounding the power of natural selection to mimic rational design, and rational thinking as itself a product of natural selection.

While we commonly deem ourselves superior to other species, the logic of natural selection should not lead us to expect that nature does everything for the best. This book is a timely balance to the weight of data emphasizing the emotions and nonconscious processing in decision-making.

It weaves coherent story out of a lot of bits and pieces lying about in loose confusion." --Patricia Smith Churchland, President's Professor of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego. "Why Think. is Ronnie de Sousa at his brilliant best-- immensely learned, witty, bold, and a model of clarity.

This book is a timely balance to the weight of data emphasizing the emotions and nonconscious processing in : Kindle. In a world where natural selection has shaped adaptations of astonishing ingenuity, what is the scope and unique power of rational thinking.

In this short but wide-ranging book, philosopher Ronald de Sousa looks at the twin set of issues surrounding the power of natural selection to mimic rational design, and rational thinking as itself a product of natural selection.

Evolution and the Rational Mind De Sousa has provided a well-informed and argumentative survey of issues relating to how we do in fact think and how we sometimes fail to get what we have convinced ourselves are the right answers. "Why Think. is Ronnie de Sousa at his brilliant best-- immensely learned, witty, bold, and a model of clarity.

This book is a timely balance to the weight of data emphasizing the emotions and nonconscious processing in : Ronald de Sousa. Evolution and the Rational Mind, Oxford University Press,pp., $ (hbk), ISBN This is a delightful book, in which de Sousa articulates some challenging convictions concerning the role of rationality in human thought, while also retaining and making deft use of some of his longest-held views.

This book looks at the twin set of issues surrounding the power of natural selection to mimic rational design, and rational thinking as itself a product of natural selection. Why Think. is an important touchstone in helping us to understand how we can approach rationality as a phenomenon that must ultimately be part of a successful theory of mind."--Craig DeLancy, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews "De Sousa remarks: 'When enough people share a delusion, it loses its status as a psychosis and gets a religious tax.

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De Schrijver, Jelle. “Why Think. Evolution and the Rational Mind.” Philosophical Psychology – Print. "Why Think. The Evolution of the Rational Mind " by Ronald de Sousa (Oxford University Press, ) This book is a timely balance to the weight of data emphasizing the emotions and nonconscious processing in decision-making.

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This book is a tour de force of scholarly insights on one of the most subtle puzzles in cognitive science-the relation between rationality and evolution. The 3 Minds: Emotional, Rational, and Wise.

grocery shopping, brushing my teeth), I will think in a fairly rational manner. Other times, the “Emotional Mind” kicks in and I will act out of fear, excitement, sadness, anger, and joy. Rational Mind: You should get out of bed and go to the gym. You have a lot of stuff to do today.Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.

SELF-FULFILLMENT, by Alan Gewirth . De Sousa, Ronald ().Review - Why Think? Evolution and the Rational Mind by Ronald de Sousa Oxford University Press, Review by Ed Brandon Jul 17th (Vol Issue 29).