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Rationality and Commitment.

Author: Fabienne Peter; Hans Bernhard Schmid
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, UK, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thirteen 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. The volume concludes with a specially-written reply by Sen. - ;Rational choice theory forms the core of the economic approach to human behaviour. It is also the most influential  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fabienne Peter; Hans Bernhard Schmid
ISBN: 9780191558306 0191558303
OCLC Number: 437094065
Description: 1 online resource (390 p.)
Contents: Contents; List of Figures, Schemata, and Tables; List of Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. Committed Action; Part II. Rethinking Rationality; Part III. Commitment, Intentions, and Identity; Comment; Rational Choice: Discipline, Brand Name, and Substance; Index.

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Thirteen 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. The volume concludes with a specially-written reply by Sen. - ;Rational choice theory forms the core of the economic approach to human behaviour. It is also the most influential philosophical account of practical rationality. Yet there are persistent controversies about the scope of rational choice theory in philosophy and, increasingly, in economics as well. A.

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