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Rationality and commitment

Author: Fabienne Peter; Hans Bernhard Schmid
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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13 leading philosophers and economists discuss the Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen's trenchant critique of rational choice theory, and propose their own answers to the question of how to account for the rationality of committed action.
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fabienne Peter; Hans Bernhard Schmid
ISBN: 9780199287260 0199287260
OCLC Number: 173498630
Description: xi, 377 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Rational fools, rational commitments / Fabienne Peter and Hans Bernhard Schmid. pt. I. Committed action. Why exactly is commitment important for rationality? / Amartya Sen --
Construing Sen on commitment / Philip Pettit --
Sympathy, commitment, and preference / Daniel M. Hausman. pt. II. Rethinking rationality. Instrumental rationality versus practical reason: desires, ends, and commitment / Herlinde Pauer-Studer --
The grammar of rationality / Geoffrey Brennan --
The rationality of rational fools: the role of commitments, persons, and agents in rational choice modelling / Werner Güth and Hartmut Kliemt --
Rational self-commitment / Bruno Verbeek --
Rationality and commitment in voluntary cooperation: insights from experimental economics / Simon Gächter and Christian Thöni. pt. III. Commitment, intentions, and identity. Beyond self-goal choice: Amartya Sen's analysis of the structure of commitment and the role of shared desires / Hans Bernhard Schmid --
Cooperation and the we-perspective / Raimo Tuomela --
Collective intentions, commitment, and collective action problems / Margaret Gilbert --
Theories of team agency / Natalie Gold and Robert Sugden --
Identity and commitment: Sen's fourth aspect of the self / John B. Davis. Comment. Rational choice: discipline, brand name, and substance / Amartya Sen.
Responsibility: edited by Fabienne Peter and Hans Bernhard Schmid.
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