The problems that generate the rationality debate are too easy, given what our economy now demands

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (4):528-530 (2003)

Selmer Bringsjord
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Stanovich & West (S&W), following all relevant others, define the rationality debate in terms of human performance on certain well-known problems. Unfortunately, these problems are very easy. For that reason, if System 2 cognition is identified with the capacity to solve them, such cognition will not enable humans to meet the cognitive demands of our technological society. Other profound issues arise as well.
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