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Getting hooked : rationality and addiction

Getting hooked : rationality and addiction

Author: Jon Elster
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Digitally printed versionView all editions and formats

The essays in this volume offer a thorough discussion of the relationship between addiction and rationality. This book-length treatment of the subject includes contributions from philosophers,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: études diverses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Elster
ISBN: 9780521640084 0521640083 9780521038799 0521038790
OCLC Number: 717842571
Description: 286 p. : ill
Contents: Preface and acknowledgements; Contributors; 1. Introduction Jon Elster and Ole-Jorgen Skog; 2. Addiction and social interaction Karl Ove Moene; 3. Addiction, weakness of the will, and relapse Olav Gjelsvik; 4. The dangers of willpower George Ainslie; 5. The neurobiology of chemical addiction Eliot L. Gardner and James David; 6. To legalize or not to legalize: is that the question? Helge Waal; 7. Rationality, irrationality and addiction - notes on Becker's and Murphy's theory of addiction Ole-Jorgen Skog; 8. Gambling and addiction Jon Elster; 9. A visceral account of addiction George Loewenstein; 10. Epilogue: rationally coping with lapses from rationality Thomas Schelling; Index.
Responsibility: ed. by Jon Elster, Ole-Jørgen Skog.


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"This volume does a good job of exposing the complexity of the addiction problem. The varied approaches the different authors take in their attempts to explain addiction make it clear that there is Read more...

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