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Ulysses unbound : studies in rationality, precommitment, and constraints, Jon Elster

Label
Ulysses unbound : studies in rationality, precommitment, and constraints
Title
Ulysses unbound
Title remainder
studies in rationality, precommitment, and constraints
Statement of responsibility
Jon Elster
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Common sense suggests that it is always preferable to have more options than fewer, and better to have more knowledge than less. This provocative book argues that, very often, common sense fails. Sometimes it is simply the case that less is more; people may benefit from being constrained in their options or from being ignorant." "The three long essays that constitute this book revise and expand the ideas developed in Jon Elster's classic study Ulysses and the Sirens. It is not simply a new edition of the earlier book, though; many of the issues merely touched on before are explored here in much more detail." "The book will interest professionals and students in philosophy, political science, psychology, and economics."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elster, Jon
Dewey number
128/.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF441
LC item number
.E45 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rationalism
  • Reasoning (Psychology)
  • Psychology
Label
Ulysses unbound : studies in rationality, precommitment, and constraints, Jon Elster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I.4.
  • Time-Inconsistency and Strategic Behavior.
  • I.5.
  • Passion as a Device for Self-Binding.
  • I.6.
  • Variations on a Russian Nobleman.
  • I.7.
  • Addiction and Precommitment.
  • I.8.
  • Obstacles, Objections, and Alternatives
  • I.
  • II.
  • Ulysses Unbound: Constitutions as Constraints.
  • II. 2.
  • Disanalogies with Individual Precommitment.
  • II. 3.
  • The Nature and Structure of Constitutions.
  • II. 4.
  • Constraints on Constitution-Making.
  • II. 5.
  • Two Levels of Constitutional Precommitment.
  • Ulysses Revisited: How and Why People Bind Themselves.
  • II. 6.
  • Self-Binding in Athenian Politics.
  • II. 7.
  • Interest and Passion in Philadelphia and Paris
  • I.1.
  • Introduction: Constraint Theory.
  • I.2.
  • Passion as a Reason for Self-Binding.
  • I.3.
  • Time-Inconsistency and Discounting.
Control code
41482285
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 308 pages
Isbn
9780521662130
Isbn Type
(hardbound)
Lccn
99034103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Ulysses unbound : studies in rationality, precommitment, and constraints, Jon Elster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I.4.
  • Time-Inconsistency and Strategic Behavior.
  • I.5.
  • Passion as a Device for Self-Binding.
  • I.6.
  • Variations on a Russian Nobleman.
  • I.7.
  • Addiction and Precommitment.
  • I.8.
  • Obstacles, Objections, and Alternatives
  • I.
  • II.
  • Ulysses Unbound: Constitutions as Constraints.
  • II. 2.
  • Disanalogies with Individual Precommitment.
  • II. 3.
  • The Nature and Structure of Constitutions.
  • II. 4.
  • Constraints on Constitution-Making.
  • II. 5.
  • Two Levels of Constitutional Precommitment.
  • Ulysses Revisited: How and Why People Bind Themselves.
  • II. 6.
  • Self-Binding in Athenian Politics.
  • II. 7.
  • Interest and Passion in Philadelphia and Paris
  • I.1.
  • Introduction: Constraint Theory.
  • I.2.
  • Passion as a Reason for Self-Binding.
  • I.3.
  • Time-Inconsistency and Discounting.
Control code
41482285
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 308 pages
Isbn
9780521662130
Isbn Type
(hardbound)
Lccn
99034103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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