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Passions Within Reason
Passions Within Reason
The Strategic Role of the Emotions

Evidence abounds of the existence of behaviour which is contrary to material best interest, stuff that one would be better off not doing, either altruistic or all-round destructive, and sometimes described as irrational. Such behaviour is sufficiently common that few are surprised by it. And... Read more
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The hidden psychology of value

It is fairly well understood that prices of £9.99 sell more stuff. And even that the public knowledge of this factoid doesn't make it go away. However when so many more pricing quirks are collected together--quirks that demonstrate, broadly, that people do not behave optimally even if it... Read more
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Prisoner's Dilemma
Prisoner's Dilemma

Part biography (of John von Neumann), part history (of the RAND corporation and landmark moments of the cold war, with cameos from Bertrand Russell and others), and part (about half) pure and applied game theory, this is an entertaining and absorbing book. The title comes from... Read more
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20th May 2014 05:33 AM by Francesca R Go to last post
Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar
Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar
Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes

Hereís a lively, hilarious, not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical traditions, schools, concepts, and thinkers. Itís Philosophy 101 for everyone who knows not to take all this heavy stuff too seriously. Some of the Big Ideas are Existentialism (what do Hegel and Bette Midler ha
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Paranormal America
Paranormal America

Three sociologists ask "What kind of Americans believe in the paranormal?" The answer may surprise you.
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28th December 2011 04:11 PM by Spektator Go to last post

A light but informative book about Richard Wiseman's exploration of the eerie.
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