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Everything Is Obvious: Once You Know the Answer

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A narrative exploration of how the concept of common sense is inadequate in today's complex world draws on multiple disciplines to offer insight into the sources of such topics as popularity, economics and self-deception.

About the Author

\DUNCAN WATTS, a professor of sociology at Columbia University, is a principal research scientist at Yahoo! Research. A former officer in the Royal Australian Navy, he holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University. He is the author of Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age (Norton, 2003). He lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

The myth of common sense — Thinking about thinking — The wisdom (and madness) of crowds — Special people — History, the fickle teacher — The dream of prediction — The best laid plans — The measure of all things — Fairness and justice — The proper study of mankind.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385531696
Subtitle:
Once You Know the Answer
Publisher:
Crown Business
Author:
Watts, Duncan J.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Thought and thinking
Subject:
Reasoning
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
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General Business & Economics
Subject:
Business - General
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Psychology : General
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Sociology - General
Subject:
Making & Problem Solving
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main_subject
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all_subjects
Publication Date:
20110215
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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