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Simple Heuristics That Make Us Smart

Lecture no. 10 from the course: The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room

Simple Heuristics That Make Us Smart

Taught by Professor Patrick Grim | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Dive into the world of heuristics, simple rules of thumb that guide us through immediate decisions when we lack the time needed for logical analysis. You’ll reflect on the wisdom of crowds, find out why German college students do better than Americans on U.S. demographic quizzes, and consider the utility of “good enough” solutions.


July 2, 2016