Friday, July 20, 2012
Edwin Fruehwald has written an interesting piece, "Review: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman", explaining how this book may be helpful to both law professors and practicing lawyers. You might assume that lawyers have to think at hyper-speed, but not so fast (pun intended). And yeah, I know, I know, you keep wanting to change "slow" to "slowly," but try to let go and read Ed's 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."