Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman – Reviewed

Thinking_Fast_and_Slow_CroppedWhat can I say about this book?  Dull, uninteresting, dry…  How about all three? I picked this up because of a GoodRead’s recommendation, and I’ve been disappointed.  I suppose there were some parts, early on, that piqued my interest; I thought the section on the physiological responses to cognitive strain to be interesting.  Aside from that, I can’t bring myself to finish it.

I should give it its due though, Kahneman is a decent author, and he did his best to make such dry subject matter interesting, but this book is little more than a sleep aid.  I suppose that psychology students of judgement and reasoning might disagree with me, but since I’m not, and maybe because I don’t have the intelligence of a doctoral candidate, I have to give Thinking, Fast and Slow a negative review.

If you enjoy reading about the economics of thought, you might enjoy this book, but otherwise I’d steer clear. I give it one of out five.

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