Kahneman’s new book is out

A book that I pre-ordered months ago by Daniel Kahneman, entitled Thinking, Fast and Slow, came out this week. This book is said to break down the mental process into two systems, one intuitive and emotional (fast), and one analytic and logical (slow). Daniel Kahneman tops my favorite authors in the “official” economic sociology reading list, along with a group of new institutionalists (namely, Ronald Coase, Herbert Simon and Douglas North).

Despite the book publication being just within this week, Bryan Caplan is picky enough to find an error in his argument on the importance of luck in human history, but this error is inconsequential to Kahneman’s big point. I still expect this book to be an impressive one. Social scientists interested in cognition – take a look.

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