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The Origin of Values. Elster begins with an analysis of the notion of rationality, to provide the background and terms for the subsequent discussions, which cover irrational behaviour, irrational desires and irrational belief. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

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Their task then becomes the technocratically straightforward one of figuring out how best to satisfy the greatest number of them. The Ethics of Justice Without Illusions.

Brian Barry, The London Review of Books ‘Elster is an souf impressive writer, at home in several languages and in a wide range of scholarly discourses, from philosophy, through game theory, parts of economics and psychology, to literary criticism.

Reasons and Persons Oxford: Contents 18th-century literature 15 British moralists 4 Classics 17 Darlington’s geapes 19 Ethics 8 Favourite books 13 Philosophy 41 Politics 47 Random musings 96 Republicanism 17 Shaftesbury Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. There are many good reasons not to accept a rational choice theory of addiction.

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Preferences are also context-dependent in that they are responsive to changes in the situational variables in the choice-context. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. Book ratings by Goodreads. The Strategy of Conflict. Hegel and Modern Society Charles Taylor. These essays continue and complement the arguments of Jon Elster’s earlier book, Ulysses and the Sirens.

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Rickard – – Philosophical Studies 80 3: We tend to think that preferences have at least some minimal rational ordering. Please review your cart. But the economist will try to parse this in terms of utility: Sour Grapes takes things to a deeper level. Rico McCahon rated it really liked it Jan 02, Cambridge University PressOct 3, – Philosophy – pages. Presented in a fresh series livery and with a specially commissioned preface written by Richard Holton, illuminating its continuing importance to philosophical enquiry, Sour Grapes has been revived for a new generation of readers.


Ariel del Rio rated it it was amazing Jun 27, Back cover copy Sour Grapes aims to subvert orthodox theories of rational choice through the study of forms of irrationality. Sign in with your library card. If the price of heroin goes up, although a few addicts may kick, many will simply steal more purses to keep up with the rise in price.

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Farmer, The Economic Journal” ‘What makes [Elster] distinctive is a combination of philosophical acuity and detailed attention to contemporary work in history, the social sciences and cognitive psychology When Elster is at the top of his form the general ideas form the framework for the argument which is itself actually carried to great extent through the use of gfapes.

Elster brings our attention to a phenomenon similar to sour grapes, which he calls adaptive preferences. In Defense of Adaptive Preferences. Whereas economics pretends to be a descriptive rather than a prescriptive or normative science, Elster examines the nature of desires to demonstrate that it might not be so easy for economics to avoid normative prescriptions.

He is also a notable proponent of analytical Marxism, and a critic of neoclassical economics and public choice theory, largely on behavioral and psychological grounds. Science Logic and Mathematics. You submitted the following rating and review.