Saturday, January 8, 2022

book: Rationality

book with scientific explanations about "strange" human behaviors

Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters | Steven Pinker


Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters: Pinker, Steven: 9780525561996: Amazon.com: Books


Steven Pinker - Wikipedia

Rationality (book) - Wikipedia


Talks at Google - Ep203 - Steven Pinker | Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters


reason: some of math foundations for statistics and ML (Machine Learning)
are not very easy for default human thinking

most humans in fact do behave rationally based on limited context ("tribe")

Bayes' theorem - Wikipedia

describes the probability of an event, based on prior knowledge of conditions that might be related to the event. 

expresses how a degree of belief, expressed as a probability, should rationally change to account for the availability of related evidence

Prisoner's dilemma - Wikipedia

game analyzed in game theory that shows why two completely rational individuals might not cooperate, even if it appears that it is in their best interests to do so


Tragedy of the commons - Wikipedia

is a situation in which individual users, who have open access to a resource unhampered by shared social structures or formal rules that govern access and use, act independently according to their own self-interest and, contrary to the common good of all users, cause depletion of the resource through their uncoordinated action