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Publisher Description

“Brilliant. . . . Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason.” —William Easterly, Wall Street Journal

Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’s own work possible. In The Undoing Project, Lewis shows how their Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.

Science & Nature
December 6
W. W. Norton & Company
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Customer Reviews

John O'Meara ,

Good Overview of Research by Kahnemann & Tversky

Michael Lewis is a very good and compelling writer. He puts together the broad outlines of the amazing research carried out by these two psychologists.

The personal elements are fascinating and compelling, and these are clearly two very interesting and complex people.

Lewis also presents some of the basics of their findings and makes clear why their work has had such a significant impact.

I strongly encourage anyone anyone who finds this book interesting to read Kahnemann's "Thinking Fast and Slow". This is a long read, but it lays out the broad sweep of two lifetimes of original and creative thinking and is well worth the time it takes to read and study.

So kudos to Michael Lewis for switching from the degenerates of the financial world to humans who have made important contributions to our understanding of ourselves.

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