Critical Thinking

How We Know What Isn't So by Thomas Gilovich

An excellent introduction to all the basics of critical thinking. Unlike others in the genre, this work uses familiar, down-to-earth examples, such as the perception of "hot streaks" in sports.

The focus here is on spotting flaws in commong human reasoning - quirks in the way our minds work in certain situations. These quirks are not specific to any one person, but are common among all humans. By learning to spot these pitfalls and then avoid them, one can live a happier and more successful life.

Rating: 4 of 5
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