Thinking, Fast and Slow

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    • £7.99

Publisher Description

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Daniel Kahneman's pioneering work that tackles questions of intuition and rationality, read by Patrick Egan.

In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a ground-breaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think and make choices. One system is fast, intuitive, and emotional; the other is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities-and also the faults and biases-of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behaviour. The importance of properly framing risks, the effects of cognitive biases on how we view others, the dangers of prediction, the right ways to develop skills, the pros and cons of fear and optimism, the difference between our experience and memory of events, the real components of happiness-each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems work together to shape our judgments and decisions.

Drawing on a lifetime's experimental experience, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our professional and our personal lives-and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Thinking, Fast and Slow will transform the way you take decisions and experience the world.

© Daniel Kahneman 2011 (P) Penguin Audio 2011

Patrick Egan
hr min
12 December
Penguin Books Ltd

Customer Reviews

justinpeterpaul ,

Pure gold writng but where is the PDF attachment

The material in this book is utter gold and easily 5 stars - it really will and should change the way you look at the world and make you think about your own thinking - what is wrong with it and how you can think better. The author is exceptional and it is one of the most important books I have ever read (or listened to). But I have one serious concern - the audiobook makes constant references to a PDF attachment needed to illustrate some of its points - and iTunes have not attached this. I have tried to find it on the internet and can't, though other audiobook sellers have it contained. The narrator is a bit dry also. So I reluctantly give it 4 stars on these merits but the material is amazing and I have bought a hard copy book also. Brilliant material and information that is easily digestible. Just a shame about the narrator and the PDF attachment (not the first audiobook that this has occurred for).

SteveAni ,

Thinking Fast Thinking Slow

PDF is on his website

Magpie69420 ,

No pdf

You need a pdf with this audio book in order to follow along with some of the illustrations from the bad t come with one

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