This is an interview of Daniel Kahneman by Sam Harris. It’s about his latest book, Thinking, Fast and Slow - Kahneman’s first for the general public. The book synthesizes much of Kahneman’s work on heuristics and biases, decision making, and differences between the “experiencing self” and the “remembering self.” The interview probes Kahneman’s thoughts on what his research has to say for human well-being and how to improve it.
Thinking about Thinking
An Interview with Daniel Kahneman
Daniel Kahneman is an extraordinarily interesting thinker. As a psychologist, he received the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work with Amos Tversky on decision-making. Here is what Steven Pinker, my previous interview subject, recently wrote about him: