Thinking - Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman
Contributed by Larisa Brooke
Chapter 15

The chapter sums up what Kahneman refers as heuristic involved in judgment and the way they are contra with logic. It relies on the logical relationship of traits analyzed by the brain where a possible event is lower than the probability it possesses. The problem on casual type also arises and its disregard the previous information irrespective of whether it was reliable in the past. Casually linked elements can be dealt with by System 1 although it is unreliable in statistical analysis. System 1 conclude that people view themselves as decent and in case of a problem they will be swift to offer a helping hand. It is not always the case since even decent people do not always help.


The aspect of irrational human being is illustrated in the chapter. The view of a rational man is proved to be a mere perception since even at the simplest occasions where one is called upon, there is lacks an appropriate response. It is good for one to perceive himself as a reasonable being although intuitions will be on your way influencing your thinking. Judgments are counter attacked by our inferences on other casual relations recorded.

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