When You're Too Rational to Be Rational!

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Rationality for Mortals: How People Cope with Uncertainty by Gerd Gigerenzer
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (on his work with Amos Tversky)
What Darwin Got Wrong by Jerry Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
Inevitable Illusions: How Mistakes of Reason Rule Our Minds by Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
See a brief sumary of these topics I've written that's worth checking out:
https://lukesmith.xyz/files/papers/reason.pdf

00:00 Rationality for Big-Braned Mortals
3:12 The Heuristics and Biases Program and System 1 and System 2 in Psychology
7:12 Experimentations in Human Irrationality and Cognitive Illusions, the Baseball Bat example
10:05 Nate Silver says 250% chance of someone besides Blormph being elected in 2020 #OrangeManBad
12:16 Priming, framing and making money selling washing machines, how to make e-celeb/e-thot bux
15:27 Biases, risks and the Hard-Easy effect
17:32 A summary of Kahneman and Tversky's program
18:55 I know this model isn't real... implicatures and Linda the feminist bank-teller
25:23 D'nations (about a month's worth)
27:58 tfw when too rational to be rational??? Seeds of doubt
29:05 ACTUALLY everything you see is a lie! The disjunct between the formally rational and real-life rational
31:14 Ecological Rationality and the Adaptive Toolbox
33:51 Formal logic is for autistes and NPCs
37:33 Reconstructing human rationality in the light of uncertainty (also muh black swans)
40:37 Returning to the Hard-Easy effect and regression to the epistemological mean
41:43 The ploy of Heuristics and Biases program
42:39 Richard Dawkins plays rational bugman baseball and the Gaze Heuristic
45:34 The border between Systems 1 and 2 and the Paradox of Choice and overfitting
50:23 Feyerabend BTFOs IYI and intellectual lapdog Stephen Jay Gould epic style
53:11 Core assumptions
54:03 What Darwin Got Wrong in the Heuristics and Biases program (also muh emergence)
58:50 Libertarian Paternalism and Nudgebois, social engineering and inevitable ignorance
1:04:11 Closing