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Description - Understanding Choice, Explaining Behaviour by Jon Elster

How do criminals solve the problem of trust? What is the social dependence of preferences, and the relationship between causal, rational and intentional explanations of behaviour? In this interdisciplinary anthology the authors discuss these and related questions in the first of three sections. The essays in the second part explore the consequences of behaviour with particular emphasis on the consumption of alcohol, mortality, early onset of drinking and the evolution of social movements. The third part consists of philosophical essays on objectivity, ethics, and includes a conceptual analysis of bullshit. The contributors are all leading scholars in their fields. They are: Nobel laureate Thomas C. Schelling, sociologists Raymond Boudon, Diego Gambetta, Peter Hedstrom, and Trond Petersen, economists George Loewenstein, Hans Olav Melberg, and Karl-Ove Moene, specialised alcohol researchers Griffith Edwards, Thor Nordstrom, Robin Room, and Ingeborg Rossow, philosophers Olav Gjelsvik and Dagfinn Follesdal, a political scientist, Raino Malnes, and some who - like the man celebrated in this book - defy categorisation: Jon Elster and George Ainslie.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788274772373
ISBN-10: 8274772377
Format: Hardback
(180mm x 260mm x mm)
Pages: 282
Imprint: Oslo Academic Press
Publisher: Oslo Academic Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: Norway

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