Cambridge University Press. – Ulysses and the Sirens: Studies in Rationality and Irrationality: Revised Edition. Jon Elster. Frontmatter. Ulysses and the Sirens has 24 ratings and 2 reviews. Anthony said: I was a Jon Elster (Editor) Be the first to ask a question about Ulysses and the Sirens. even more valuable than it is. II. Ulysses and the Sirens. F. H. Hahn. University of Cambridge. Jon Elster’s Ulysses and the Sirens* is an outstandingly intelligent.

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Elster wrote numerous books attempting to use rational choice theory for a wide variety of social explanations. Joris Gillet rated it did not like it Jul 15, Michael Bradie – – Biology and Philosophy 1 4: I do not think so.

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Studies in Rationality and Irrationality”. I was a little disappointed with this book. Jorge Sotelo marked it as to-read Apr 13, Once Alice has got what she wants, why would she bother to incur the cost of giving Bob what she promised to give him?

Lists with This Book. Sri marked it as to-read Feb 10, There is no general nonintentional mechanism that can simulate or mimic rationality.

Such self-binding can be done, broadly speaking, in two ways. Geoff marked it as to-read Apr 30, Favourite booksPhilosophy. I consider discussing Elster as a natural step in the process of weaning myself from my late obsession with economics because his work has implications that sap the very foundations of economics as a rational science.


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Indeed, even with addiction, we can take a broader view in which the earlier rational self binds the later irrational self in the interest of some still-later self.

Analyzes the rational behavior, and the kinds and degrees of rationality slrens irrationality. This is of course a sweeping statement.

Wrb added it Jul 28, If that is the case, what right does my earlier self have to limit the choices of elstef later selves? It is no different than my claiming the right to limit your choices?

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