Friday, June 15, 2012
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman is probably the most important book on human thinking published in recent years. Kahneman's ideas are very relevant to law-making, legal education, and legal scholarship. I have posted a review of the book on SSRN.
Abstract: This article reviews Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman for an audience of lawyers, legal scholars, and legal educators. Creating law and teaching law require accurate models of human behavior and how the mind works. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Noble Prize winner Daniel Kahneman provides a new model of human behavior and how the mind works that will change how we undertake these endeavors. Everyone in the legal field and legal education needs to be familiar with Kahneman’s ideas.