Dr Elster analyses the notation of rationality through the study of forms of irrationality, which cover irrational behaviour, irrational desires and irrational belief. These essays draw on philosophy, political and social theory, decision-theory, economics and psychology as well as history and literature.
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'I cannot imagine anyone interested in the philosophy of the social sciences who could fail to profit from and be stimulated by this book.' Flint Schier, Philosophical Books
'Elster is an extremely impressive writer, at home in several languages and in a wide range of scholarly discourses, from philosophy, through game theory, parts of economics and psychology, to literary criticism. He writes attractively and inventively …' Mary K. Farmer, The Economic Journal
'What makes [Elster] distinctive is a combination of philosophical acuity and detailed attention to contemporary work in history, the social sciences and cognitive psychology … When Elster is at the top of his form the general ideas form the framework for the argument which is itself actually carried to great extent through the use of examples. This is hard to convey in a review. But it is what gives Elster's work its uniquely attractive quality. I would defy anyone to read, in particular, the second chapter of Sour Grapes without being charmed by the play of a subtle intellect in a remarkable range of materials.' Brian Barry, The London Review of Books
Sour Grapes aims to subvert orthodox theories of rational choice through the study of forms of irrationality. Dr Elster begins with an analysis of the notation of rationality, to provide the background and terms for the subsequent discussions, which cover irrational behaviour, irrational desires and irrational belief. These essays continue and complement the arguments of Jon Elster's earlier book, Ulysses and the Sirens. That was published to wide acclaim, and Dr Elster shows the same versatility here in drawing on philosophy, political and social theory, decision-theory, economics and psychology, as well as history and literature.
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Descripción Cambridge University Press., Cambridge, 1983. Tapa dura con sobrecubierta; buen estado de conservacion. Tamaño: 22 x 14 cm., 177 pag. FILOSOFIA-PENSAMIENTO LEA NUESTRAS CONDICIONES DE VENTA Y GASTOS DE ENVIO. Nº de ref. de la librería 106376
Descripción Cambridge University Press, 1983. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Text clean and solid; some discoloration to dust jacket; 9 X 6.10 X 0.90 inches; 186 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 163015
Descripción Cambridge University Press, 1983. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Great reading/study copy. May have highlights and/or notes. Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000438621
Descripción Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1983 First Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket., 1983. 8vo. pp viii, 177. Original publisher's olive green cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Rational choice theory. ISBN: 052125230X Neat inked notes on the rear endpaper, otherwise fine in slightly browned, very good dust jacket. No inscriptions, not price-clipped. Nº de ref. de la librería C24235
Descripción Cambridge University Press, 1983. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG052125230X