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Phil Ridout

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking - Daniel C Dennett - Google Books - 0 views

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    "Thinking is hard - yet barely a waking moment passes when we're not labouring away at it. A few of us may be natural geniuses, able to work through the toughest tangles in an instant; others, blessed with reserves of willpower, stay the course in the dogged pursuit of truth. Then there's the rest of us. Not prodigies and a little bit lazy, but still aspiring to understand the world and our place in it. What can we do? In Intuition Pumps, Daniel Dennett, one of the world's most original and provocative thinkers, takes us on a profound, illuminating and highly entertaining philosophical journey. He reveals a collection of his favourite thinking tools, or 'intuition pumps', that he and others have developed for addressing life's most fundamental questions. Along with new discussions of familiar moves - Occam's Razor, reductio ad absurdum - Dennett offers cognitive tools built for the most treacherous subject matter: evolution, meaning, consciousness and free will. In his genial style, Dennett guides readers around the pitfalls in arguments, and reveals easier ways to better understand the world around us and our place in it. An enlightening and practical store of knowledge, Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking will teach you to think truly independently and creatively."
Phil Ridout

Search Inside Yourself: Increase Productivity, Creativity and Happiness ... - Chade-Men... - 0 views

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    Recommended by Luc Glasbeek at the 2014 Autumn workshop
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Nudge (book) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    Recommended by Susannah Clements at winter workshop
Phil Ridout

Quiet: The Power of Introverts - By Susan Cain - 0 views

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    Mentioned at several KIN events including the Lessons Learned RoundTable
Phil Ridout

Thinking, Fast and Slow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    "Thinking, Fast and Slow is a 2011 book by Nobel Prize winner in Economics Daniel Kahneman which summarizes research that he conducted over decades, often in collaboration with Amos Tversky.[1][2] It covers all three phases of his career: his early days working on cognitive bias, his work on prospect theory, and his later work on happiness. The book's central thesis is a dichotomy between two modes of thought: System 1 is fast, instinctive and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The book delineates cognitive biases associated with each type of thinking, starting with Kahneman's own research on loss aversion. From framing choices to substitution, the book highlights several decades of academic research to suggest that we place too much confidence in human judgment."
Phil Ridout

Tim Harford - Adapt - 1 views

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    "In this groundbreaking book, Tim Harford shows us a new and inspiring approach to solving the most pressing problems in our lives. Harford argues that today's challenges simply cannot be tackled with ready-made solutions and expert opinions; the world has become far too unpredictable and profoundly complex. Instead, we must adapt-improvise rather than plan, work from the bottom up rather than the top down, and take baby steps rather than great leaps forward. "
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    Recommended by Nick Temple at Winter Workshop
Phil Ridout

Metaphors We Live By - George Lakoff, Mark Johnson - Google Books - 1 views

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    "The now-classic Metaphors We Live By changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social experience to provide understanding of countless other subjects. Because such metaphors structure our most basic understandings of our experience, they are "metaphors we live by"-metaphors that can shape our perceptions and actions without our ever noticing them."
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