May 21, 2018-- "Last fall Alan Jacobs published a slim book with a bold title: How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds. Jacobs is a professor of English literature, but in this book he joins a growing chorus of social psychologists who warn that enlightenment anthropology -- what Jamie Smith memorably calls the "brains-on-a-stick" model of human persons -- falls woefully short of reality. Rather, as people like Daniel Kahneman and Jonathan Haidt have shown, our bodies -- our senses, emotions, and intuitions -- shape and direct our reasoning." (7954 reads)
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