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The Resource Reason and rationality, Jon Elster ; translated by Steven Rendall, (electronic resource)

Reason and rationality, Jon Elster ; translated by Steven Rendall, (electronic resource)

Label
Reason and rationality
Title
Reason and rationality
Statement of responsibility
Jon Elster ; translated by Steven Rendall
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
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."--BOOK JACKET
  • "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."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elster, Jon
Dewey number
128/.33
LC call number
BC177
LC item number
.E4713 2009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Practical reason
  • Rational choice theory
  • Philosophy and social sciences
Label
Reason and rationality, Jon Elster ; translated by Steven Rendall, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-76)
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000472593
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780691139005
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008029705
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000472593
Label
Reason and rationality, Jon Elster ; translated by Steven Rendall, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-76)
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000472593
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780691139005
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008029705
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000472593

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