Solomonic Judgements by Jon Elster
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Solomonic Judgements
By Jon Elster

Solomonic Judgements

Studies in the Limitation of Rationality

By (author) See other recent books by Jon Elster
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $90.95
Your Price: $81.86 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $9.09! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $4.09 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Solomonic Judgements by Jon Elster

Book Description

This volume of essays is very much a sequel to the two earlier collections by Jon Elster, Ulysses and the Sirens and Sour Grapes. His topic is rationality - its scope, its limitations, and its failures. Elster considers rational responses to the insufficiency of reason itself, and to the 'indeterminacies' in deploying rational-choice theory and discusses the irrationality of not seeing when, where, and what these are. A key essay which gives the collection its title examines disputes in cases of child custody, which are paradigmatically indeterminate. Leaving aside cases where one parent is patently unfit and assuming that protracted dispute is against the immediate interests of the child, Elster argues that three options present themselves: a strong presumption in favour of the mother, a strong presumption in favour of the primary caretaker (also likely to be the mother), and tossing a coin. Though the first two options may be preferable in the short/medium term, Elster argues that there is a case for randomisation in the long term. The book will be read with interest by anyone concerned with political and social science.

Buy Solomonic Judgements book by Jon Elster from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521376082
ISBN-10: 0521376084
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 244
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jul-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Jon Elster

Sour Grapes by Jon Elster Sour Grapes, Hardback (August 2016)

This book is Jon Elster's influential study of irrationality, challenging orthodox theories of rational choice.

Explaining Social Behavior by Jon Elster Explaining Social Behavior, Hardback (July 2015)

A substantially revised edition of Jon Elster's critically acclaimed book exploring the nature of social behavior and the social sciences.

Secrecy and Publicity in Votes and Debates by Jon Elster Secrecy and Publicity in Votes and Debates, Hardback (June 2015)

Offers the first comprehensive discussion of the effects of secrecy and publicity on debates and votes in committees and assemblies.

Majority Decisions by Jon Elster Majority Decisions, Hardback (June 2014)

This book presents the most complete set of analytical, normative, and historical discussions of majority decision making to date.

» View all books by Jon Elster

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Solomonic Judgements book by Jon Elster and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Jon Elster close
Sour Grapes by Jon Elster
Sour Grapes by Jon Elster
Explaining Social Behavior by Jon Elster
Explaining Social Behavior by Jon Elster
Secrecy and Publicity in Votes and Debates by Jon Elster
Majority Decisions by Jon Elster
Collective Wisdom by Jon Elster
Securities Against Misrule by Jon Elster
Securities Against Misrule by Jon Elster
Collective Wisdom by Jon Elster
Transitional Justice by Jon Elster
Tocqueville: The Ancien Regime and the French Revolution by Jon Elster
Tocqueville: The Ancien Regime and the French Revolution by Jon Elster
Alexis De Tocqueville, the First Social Scientist by Jon Elster
Alexis De Tocqueville, the First Social Scientist by Jon Elster
Reason and Rationality by Jon Elster
Getting Hooked by Jon Elster
Resistance and Rebellion by Jon Elster
Capitalist Collective Action by Jon Elster
Retribution and Reparation in the Transition to Democracy by Jon Elster
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close