The Cunning of Reason / Edition 1

The Cunning of Reason / Edition 1

by Martin Hollis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521270391

ISBN-13: 9780521270397

Pub. Date: 06/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book, the author is attempting to make sense, as a philosopher, of the ideas of rationality put forward by economists, sociologists, and political theorists. The book intervenes in intense current debates within and among several disciplines. Its concern is with the true nature of social actors and the proper character of social science. Its arguments are the…  See more details below

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In this book, the author is attempting to make sense, as a philosopher, of the ideas of rationality put forward by economists, sociologists, and political theorists. The book intervenes in intense current debates within and among several disciplines. Its concern is with the true nature of social actors and the proper character of social science. Its arguments are the more challenging for being presented in simple, incisive, and lucid prose.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521270397
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The sovereign artificer; 2. Rational choice; 3. Norms and institutions; 4. The Cunning of Reason I: unintended consequences; 5. Motivation; 6. External and internal reasons; 7. Rational expectations; 8. Maximising and satisficing; 9. The Cunning of Reason II: functions and rules; 10. Reasons and roles; 11. Rationality and understanding; 12. The Cunning of Reason III: self and society; Bibliography; Index.

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