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Author Elster, Jon, 1940-

Uniform Title Raison et raisons. English
Title Reason and rationality [electronic resource] / Jon Elster ; translated by Steven Rendall.

Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 79 p. : ill.
Note Translated from the French.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-76).
Summary "One of the world's most important political philosophers, Jon Elster is a leading thinker on reason and rationality and their roles in politics and public life. In this short book, he crystallizes and advances his work, bridging the gap between philosophers who use the idea of reason to assess human behavior from a normative point of view and social scientists who use the idea of rationality to explain behavior. In place of these approaches, Elster proposes a unified conceptual framework for the study of behavior." "Drawing on classical moralists as well as modern scholarship, and using a wealth of historical and contemporary illustrations, Reason and Rationality marks a new development in Elster's thinking while at the same time providing a brief, elegant, and accessible introduction to his work."--BOOK JACKET.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Practical reason.
Rational choice theory.
Philosophy and social sciences.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0691139008 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780691139005 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781400833177 (e-book)

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