The Enigma Of Reason
|Publisher||Harvard University Press|
|Release Date||17 April 2017|
|Rating||4/5 from 21 reviews|
If reason is so useful and reliable, why didn’t it evolve in other animals and why do humans produce so much thoroughly reasoned nonsense? Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber argue that reason is not geared to solitary use. It evolved to help justify our beliefs to others, evaluate their arguments, and better exploit our uniquely rich social environment.