THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES have made startling advances into understanding how people are predictably irrational. For over a decade, their findings have been robust enough to shape public policy, design standards, and debates around tribal conflicts and self-sabotaging behavior. In his new book, Irrationality: A History of the Dark Side of Reason, philosopher Justin E. H. Smith barely […]
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