irrationality


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irrationality

(ĭ-răsh′ə-năl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. irrationali·ties
1. The state or quality of being irrational.
2. An irrational idea, expression, or act.
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This hideous, new irrationality must be challenged -- even laughed at -- at all times because experience has shown that people are very susceptible to myths that have no basis in reality.
We are concerned with a form of collective irrationality that can arise in a group decision-making context even if each individual member of the group reasons perfectly rationally.
After discussing ignorance and irrationality, and after walking readers through a great deal of evidence on the depth of our political ignorance, Somin turns his attention to possible solutions to the problem of ignorance (chapters 5 through 7).
Convinced of this lemma, Malia was satisfied that Euclid's argument demonstrated the irrationality of [square root of 6].
Intensifying threats and approving new sanctions against Iran's new government which is moving wisely and hopefully shows prioritizing irrationality over political wisdom (by the US officials)," Rafsanjani lamented.
Camerer said that it is difficult to claim that markets are immune to apparent irrationality in human behavior as the recent financial crisis have shaken a lot of people's faith as the government still had to bail out banks, and millions of people lost their homes.
It's inventive, funny and clever and entertains on all sorts of levels, yet buried within the sheer daft exhuberance are astute observations on human life in all its irrationality.
And such always happens when men surrender to irrationality.
Then ESMA will also be able "to suspend a rating temporarily, for a two month period at a time it considers advisable, if the rating is likely to accentuate or accelerate market instability or irrationality," added the commissioner.
It is time for Gruevski to admit the irrationality of the Macedonia antiquization that caused incalculable damages," Rizaov writes.
Dualism is the organizing principle of Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow, a genial survey of human irrationality that serves as an admirable summa of the author's extraordinary life's work.