A Pragmatic Theory of Mind: System1 & System2

System 1: comes first in evolutionary history. Processes information quickly. Sometimes called ‘intuition’. Process of thinking is not transparent. Doesn’t use up working memory

System 2: Developed later in evolution, more unique to humans. Processes information slowly. Sometimes called ‘analytic thinking’. Often a verbal mode of thinking. Limited by available working memory.

Applied rationality recognizes the contours and interfaces of both systems to help achieve goals.

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