Ronald de Sousa grew up in Switzerland and the United Kingdom. After completing school in France, he obtained a B.A. from Oxford, and a Ph.D. from Princeton. Based at the University of Toronto, he has lectured in over twenty countries on the emotions, philosophy of biology, ethics, and aesthetics. He lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter.
"This book is a tour de force of scholarly insights on one of the most subtle puzzles in cognitive science-the relation between rationality and evolution." -Keith E. Stanovich, author of The Robot's Rebellion: Finding Meaning in the Age of Darwin "Why Think? is Ronnie de Sousa at his brilliant best- immensely learned, witty, bold, and a model of clarity. This book is a timely balance to the weight of data emphasizing the emotions and nonconscious processing in decision-making. It weaves coherent story out of a lot of bits and pieces lying about in loose confusion." -Patricia Smith Churchland, President's Professor pf Philosophy, University of California, San Diego