Hugo Mercier

Hugo Mercier is a postdoc in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics program at the University of Pennsylvania. Most of his work has focused on the function and workings of reasoning. According to the argumentative theory of reasoning, the function of reasoning is argumentative: to find and evaluate arguments so as to convince others and only be convinced when it is appropriate. Accordingly, reasoning works well as an argumentative device, but quite poorly otherwise. You can learn more about his work here:  hugomercier

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Social by Design

The human mind is in large part designed to deal with the social world. In this blog, we will explore the consequences of our social design: how it explains our strengths and weaknesses and how this understanding can help us make the best of our abilities.

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