Daniel Kahneman interview

By David Hall In Current Affairs

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The Linda Problem In his most famous experiment, Kahneman and his distinguished collaborator Amos Tversky asked subjects about Linda. Here’s how they described her: Linda is 31 years old, single, outspoken and very bright. She majored in philosophy. As a student, she was deeply concerned with issues of discrimination and social justice, and also participated in anti-nuclear demonstrations. Then they ask this simple question: Which alternative is more probable: 1. Linda is a bank teller; or 2. Linda is a bank teller and is active in the feminist movement? About ...

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