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Why think? : evolution and the rational mind

Author: Ronald De Sousa
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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In this short and accessible book, Ronald de Sousa shows us that in order to understand what is truly important about our reasoning capacity, we need to change our thinking about what rationality actually is.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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De Sousa, Ronald.
Why think?.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007009407
(OCoLC)85822628
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald De Sousa
ISBN: 9780195189858 019518985X 9780198040934 0198040938
OCLC Number: 190852878
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "Originally published in French by Presses Universitaires de France as Evolution et rationalité (2004)"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 187 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Function and destiny --
What's the good of thinking? --
Rationality, individual and collective --
Irrationality.
Other Titles: Evolution et rationalité.
Responsibility: Ronald de Sousa.

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