Normal Rationality: Decisions and Social Order

Normal Rationality: Decisions and Social Order

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ISBN-13: 9780198802433
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 933,064
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Edna Ullmann-Margalit, formerly Professor of Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Edna Ullmann-Margalit was Professor of Philosophy at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and Director of the Center for the Study of Rationality. She was also Chair of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel. She published The Emergence of Norms with Oxford University Press in 1977; a paperback edition was issued in 2016.

Cass R. Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard, and founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy. From 2009 to 2012, he was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.


Avishai Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His books include The Decent Society (Harvard 1996) and On Compromise and Rotten Compromises (Princeton 2010).

Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction
1. Picking and Choosing (with Sidney Morgenbesser)
2. On Presumption
3. Second-Order Decisions (with Cass R. Sunstein)
4. Big Decisions: Opting, Converting, Drifting
5. On Not Wanting to Know
6. Holding True and Holding as True (with Avishai Margalit)
7. Revision of Norms
8. Invisible Hand Explanations
9. The Invisible Hand and the Cunning of Reason
10. Solidarity in Consumption (with Cass R. Sunstein)
11. Trust, Distrust, and in Between
12. The Case of the Camera in the Kitchen: Surveillance, Privacy, Sanctions and Governance
13. Considerateness
Epilogue: Final Ends and Meaningful Lives

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