Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

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The Book in Three Sentences

Thinking Fast and Slow, by Nobel Prize Winner Daniel Kahneman, deals with the cognitive illusions that bog our judgements and choices. The book deals with three concepts primarily viz, the fast thinking, intuitive, associative System 1 v Slow thinking, rational System 2, the Econs (the rational agent of classical economics) v Humans (who is not always a rational agent) and the Experiencing Self (who lives through our daily experiences) and the Remembering Self ( who is responsible for reconstructing the experiences that we had). Kahneman warns us about the logical incoherences that we often fall to, and points out that it is only human to make such mistakes while also stressing that it is important to realise the existence of these cognitive traps.