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Anything that gives us new knowledge gives us an opportunity to be more rational.

 
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Herbert Simon
Herbert Simon
  • Born: June 15, 1916
  • Died: February 9, 2001
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Scientist

Herbert Alexander Simon was an American economist and political scientist whose primary interest was decision-making within organizations and is best known for the theories of "bounded rationality" and "satisficing". He received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1978 and the Turing Award in 1975. His research was noted for its interdisciplinary nature and spanned across the fields of cognitive science, computer science, public administration, management, and political science. He was at Carnegie Mellon University for most of his career, from 1949 to 2001.