This chapter evaluates Jon Elster’s Sour Grapes: Studies in the Subversion of Rationality thirty-five years after publication. In the first section of the chapter. Sour grapes may refer to: Contents. 1 Rhetorics; 2 Music; 3 Books; 4 Other; 5 See also Grapes: Studies in the Subversion of Rationality (Cambridge, ), a book by Jon Elster describing the phenomenon of adaptive preference formation . I now move on to the second of Jon Elster’s books that I proposed to discuss Jon Elster, Sour Grapes: Studies in the Subversion of Rationality.

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Studies in Rationality, Precommitment, and Constraints. The Cement of Society Jon Elster. I mentioned in the previous post that Elster is an analytical Marxist. Luckily for society, most economists have historically found slavery to be an inefficient institution. Philosophy of Childhood Today. Google Books no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

A Social Theory of Freedom. Contents 18th-century literature 15 British moralists 4 Classics 17 Darlington’s letters 19 Ethics 8 Favourite books 13 Philosophy 41 Politics 47 Random musings 96 Republicanism 17 Shaftesbury We might say that, in utilitarian or rational choice fashion, the preferences of all agents are to be given equal consideration. For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQsand if you can”t find the answer there, please contact us.


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The Power of Shame Studies in the Subversion of Rationality thirty-five years after publication. Tore Sandven – – Philosophy of the Social Sciences 29 2: That was published to wide acclaim, and Dr Elster shows the same versatility here in drawing on philosophy, political and social theory, decision-theory, economics and psychology, as well as history and literature. Sign in to annotate. If the price of heroin goes up, although a few addicts may kick, many will simply steal more purses to keep up with the rise in price.

Sour Grapes is really a virtuoso performance, so far-reaching are the topics with which it deals with and the sources upon which it draws.

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Rationality in the broad sense depends on the way in which the states are actually formed. Autonomy and Adaptive Preferences.


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Overall rating No ratings yet 0. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Dr Elster begins with an analysis of the notation of rationality, to provide the background and terms for the subsequent discussions, which cover irrational behaviour, irrational desires and irrational belief.

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