Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Book Review: The Cambridge Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning
The Cambridge Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning is a massive tome (872 large pages) containing articles by various experts on all aspects of thinking and reasoning. It isn't really a book that you would read from cover to cover. Instead, it is designed for people who wish to get a quick update on the latest research and understandings in the areas of cognitive psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive neuroscience. Each chapter summarises the major topic, sketches its history, and suggests where future directions in research may take us. Not really for the casual reader but for those who have a professional interest in the area.