Science and Skeptic Book Group: Thinking\, Fast and Slow. Daniel Kahneman: 8/28/2016 at Biddle’s Escape

Where: Biddle’s Escape (401 Biddle Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221)

When: 8/28/2016

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Daniel Kahneman is the only psychologist who’s won the Noble prize in economics for his work on “behavioral finance.” The book was selected as the National Academy of Sciences Best Book in 2012.

There of two of you inside you – we use two mental systems to judge the world around us. The Fast you is unconscious and makes snap judgments largely based on emotion. The Slow you is the rational, conscious you. It takes effort to activate this you. The book describes many situations where the Fast you makes bad decisions or presents blind spots in your “thinking” that can only be overcome by activating the Slow you.

The book about 400 pages long with almost 40 chapters. So each chapter is bite-sized. The ideal would be to focus on those chapters that you find most interesting and valuable. (The ones that affect personal finances were most interesting to me.) I read this book awhile ago, and for those who RSVP, I’ll send my list of chapters that I though was fascinating. (Some were not that interesting to me.)

The Carnegie Library System has 49 copies. It’s available for as low at $4.39 + shipping at Amazon. You can “cheat” and buy one of three short summaries at Amazon for as low as $.99 (Kindle)

Sunday, August 28 at 2:00 PM


Science and Skeptic Book Group: Thinking, Fast and Slow. Daniel Kahneman

Sunday, Aug 28, 2016, 2:00 PM

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