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Cunning of Reason

Cunning of Reason - 87 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521270397

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ISBN13: 978-0521270397
ISBN10: 0521270391 Edition: 87
Copyright: 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 1987
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Cunning of Reason - 87 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521270397

Martin Hollis

ISBN13: 978-0521270397
ISBN10: 0521270391 Edition: 87
Copyright: 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 1987
International: No
Summary

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.

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.

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