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Reason in Human Affairs


What can reason (or more broadly, thinking) do for us and what can't it do? This is the question examined by Herbert A. Simon, who received the 1978 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences "for his pioneering work on decision-making processes in economic organizations." The ability to apply reason to the choice of actions is supposed to be one of the defining characteristics of our species. In the first two chapters, the author explores the nature and limits of human reason, comparing and evaluating the major theoretical ...

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Reason in Human Affairs
1990, Stanford University Press, Palo Alto

ISBN-13: 9780804718486

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Reason in Human Affairs
1983, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804711791


Reason in Human Affairs
1983, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780631134091


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