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The Cunning of Reason / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- 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 more challenging for being presented in simple, incisive, and lucid prose.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|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.