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Reason and Rationality.

Author/Creator:
Elster, Jon.
Publication:
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2009.
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Book
1 online resource (88 pages)
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Subjects:
Practical reason.
Rational choice theory.
Philosophy and social sciences.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
One of the world's most important political philosophers, Jon Elster is a leading thinker on reason and rationality and their roles in politics and public life. In this short book, he crystallizes and advances his work, bridging the gap between philosophers who use the idea of reason to assess human behavior from a normative point of view and social scientists who use the idea of rationality to explain behavior. In place of these approaches, Elster proposes a unified conceptual framework for the study of behavior. Drawing on classical moralists as well as modern scholarship, and using a wealth of historical and contemporary illustrations, Reason and Rationality marks a new development in Elster's thinking while at the same time providing a brief, elegant, and accessible introduction to his work.
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Reason and Rationality
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Rendall, Steven.
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Print version: Elster, Jon Reason and Rationality
ISBN:
9781400833177
9780691139005
OCLC:
705535775