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Sour Grapes
By Jon Elster

Sour Grapes

Studies in the Subversion of Rationality

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Sour Grapes by Jon Elster

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Sour Grapes aims to subvert orthodox theories of rational choice through the study of forms of irrationality. Dr Elster begins with an analysis of the notation of rationality, to provide the background and terms for the subsequent discussions, which cover irrational behaviour, irrational desires and irrational belief. These essays continue and complement the arguments of Jon Elster's earlier book, Ulysses and the Sirens. That was published to wide acclaim, and Dr Elster shows the same versatility here in drawing on philosophy, political and social theory, decision-theory, economics and psychology, as well as history and literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521313681
ISBN-10: 0521313686
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 23mm)
Pages: 188
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Oct-1985
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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