Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber, <i>The Enigma of Reason</i>

  • Bryon Cunningham Alliant International University
Keywords: cognitive science, argumentative theory


Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber, The Enigma of Reason (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017). 396 pp. $29.95 (hbk). ISBN: 978-0-67436-830-9.

Author Biography

Bryon Cunningham, Alliant International University

Bryon Cunningham's research interests include metascientific issues common to the biological, cognitive, and cultural sciences, such as the nature of scientific explanation, the role of mechanisms in scientific theories, and the merits and limits of interlevel reductionism in scientific investigation.


Mercier, H., and D. Sperber. 2011. “Why Do Humans Reason? Arguments for an Argumentative Theory”. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 34(2): 57–74.

Kahneman, D. 2011. Thinking Fast and Thinking Slow. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Zhang, J., and V. L. Patel. 2006. “Distributed Cognition, Representation, and Affordance”. Pragmatics & Cognition 14(2): 333–41.
How to Cite
Cunningham, B. (2019). Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber, <i>The Enigma of Reason</i&gt;. Journal of Cognitive Historiography, 4(2), 277-282.
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