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Booktitle:

Rationality and Institutions

On the Normative Implications of Rational Choice Theory

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2008-03-18 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-8364-6552-6

ISBN-10:
3836465523
EAN:
9783836465526
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Over the last few decades, the notion of rationality has come to dominate the social sciences. This book stresses that the all too narrow economic conception of rationality should be complemented by a number of alternatives. All this has both theoretical and normative implications. Whereas economists typically defend a central role for markets, alternative conceptions of rationality create more room for legitimate government interventions and informal communities. This book argues that any search for a desirable institutional structure should be based on empirically adequate models of people. Based on the optimistic belief that people are both able and willing to improve the rules and institutions that govern their lives, it should be of interest to anyone working within the field of political philosophy.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Bart Engelen
Number of pages:
280
Published on:
2008-03-18
Stock:
Available
Category:
Philosophy
Price:
79.00 €
Keywords:
Rationality, instrumental rationality, expressive rationality, Homo Economicus, voting decisions, Public Choice, POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, James Buchanan, Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis

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