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The Garden of Forking Paths
The Chicago School and the Sciences of Control
Mathematics Logic and the Sciences of Choice
Research and Reform
Homo Administrativus or Choice under Control
Decisions and Revisions
Structuring His Environment
Islands of Theory
The Cognitive Revolution
Homo Adaptivus the Finite Problem Solver
Scientist of the Artificial
The Expert Problem Solver
A Model Scientist
Appendix Patrons of the Revolution
Essay on Sources
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Page 9 - The capacity of the human mind for formulating and solving complex problems is very small compared with the size of the problems whose solution is required for objectively rational behavior in the real world— or even for a reasonable approximation to such objective rationality.
Page 8 - ... forces, temperatures ; this difficult science is formed slowly, but it preserves every principle which it has once acquired ; it grows and strengthens itself incessantly in the midst of the many variations and errors of the human mind. Its chief attribute is clearness ; it has no marks to express confused notions. It brings together phenomena the most diverse, and discovers the hidden analogies which unite them.