Psychological masterpiece shatters illusions of control
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. Allen Lane, €27. Reviewed by Jennifer O'Connell.
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Consider the following portrait of a woman you've never met, a woman we'll call Linda. She is 31, single, outspoken and bright. She majored in philosophy. As a student, she was deeply concerned with issues of discrimination and social justice, and participated in anti-nuclear demonstrations.
Now imagine what Linda does for a living, and rank the following scenarios in order of probability:
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