Hugo Mercier on Reasoning and Skepticism

Sean Carroll’s Mindscape | 17 April 2023 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Hugo Mercier about his books The Enigma of Reason and Not Born Yesterday: The Science of Who We Trust and What We Believe. Argues that reason evolved as a means to give reasons to other people in order to convince them to do what we want them to. Suggests that the usual human failure is to be too sceptical and that we need to be more open to honestly evaluating information.

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