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The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life



The Elephant In The Brain

Pub Date : 2018 | Author : Kevin Simler | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780190495992
ISBN 13 : 0190495995

"This book exposes our unconscious selfish motives, those we're reluctant to discuss or even think about. These motives drive our body language, laughter, and conversation, as well..


The Age Of Em

Pub Date : 2016-05-13 | Author : Robin Hanson | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780191069666
ISBN 13 : 0191069663

Robots may one day rule the world, but what is a robot-ruled Earth like? Many think the first truly smart robots will be brain emulations or ems. Scan a human brain, then run a mod..


The Why Axis

Pub Date : 2013-10-08 | Author : Uri Gneezy | Publisher : PublicAffairs

ISBN 10 : 9781610393126
ISBN 13 : 1610393120

Can economics be passionate?… Can it center on people and what really matters to them day-in and day-out.… And help us understand their hidden motives for why they do what they..


Finite And Infinite Games

Pub Date : 2011-10-11 | Author : James Carse | Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN 10 : 9781451657296
ISBN 13 : 1451657293

“There are at least two kinds of games,” states James Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. “One could be called finite; the other infinite.” Finite games are the fam..


The Elephant In The Room

Pub Date : 2006-04-01 | Author : Eviatar Zerubavel | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 0198040520
ISBN 13 : 9780198040521

The fable of the Emperor's New Clothes is a classic example of a conspiracy of silence, a situation where everyone refuses to acknowledge an obvious truth. But the denial of social..


Skin In The Game

Pub Date : 2018-02-27 | Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb | Publisher : Penguin UK

ISBN 10 : 9780241247488
ISBN 13 : 0241247489

The bestselling author of The Black Swan and 'the hottest thinker in the world' (Sunday Times) is back with a book challenging many of our long-held beliefs about risk, reward, pol..


The Myth Of The Rational Voter

Pub Date : 2011-08-15 | Author : Bryan Caplan | Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781400828821
ISBN 13 : 1400828821

The greatest obstacle to sound economic policy is not entrenched special interests or rampant lobbying, but the popular misconceptions, irrational beliefs, and personal biases held..


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