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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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Ulysses and the Sirens. Studies in Rationality and Irrationality

UCI Department of Philosophy. Contrary to popular misconception, the Stoics did not advocate the extirpation of the emotions, but rather their harmonization. Shreyas marked it as to-read Oct 26, Marco marked it as to-read May 27, Studies in Rationality and Irrationality Cambridge: The difference between endogenous and exogenous self-binding is that while the former depends on internal resources for binding, the latter depends on what could broadly be called “external technologies”, whether in the form of artificial incentives or determinative mechanisms.

A student of the philosophy of social science a topic he investigated through case studies in Explaining Technical ChangeElster strongly argued that social scientific explanations had to be built on top of methodological individualism the belief that only individuals, not larger entities like “organizations” or “societies”, can actually do things and microfoundations explaining big societal changes in terms of individual actions.

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I now believe that rational-choice theory has less explanatory power than I used to think. This is paternalism at best, tyranny at worst.


In Ulysses and the Sirens: He is, after all, an analytical Marxist. Solomonic Judgements Studies in the Limitations of Rationality.

History of Western Philosophy. Illiter8 marked it as to-read Aug 29, If that is the case, what right does my earlier self have to limit the choices of my later selves? Posted by Jamie Pratt at Be the first to ask a question about Ulysses and the Sirens.

An analogous kind of tyranny occurs at the aggregate level, when a society sacrifices the interests of future generations through deep or prolonged deficit financing for current consumption.

Thus, my later self will have an incentive to stay quit. Jon Elster – – In Bernard Williams ed. Milan Zafirovski – – Sociological Theory 18 3: On the other hand, we might view a person in the throes of addiction as exercising an such a self-tyranny: Contents 18th-century literature 15 British moralists 4 Classics 17 Darlington’s letters 19 Ethics 8 Sriens books 13 Philosophy 41 Politics 47 Random musings 96 Republicanism 17 Shaftesbury Analyzes the rational behavior, and the kinds and degrees of rationality and irrationality.

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Pablo Stafforini rated it really liked it Oct 13, Odile marked it as to-read Mar 07, Scott marked it as to-read Oct 08, Some of these implications are ethical, rather than merely metaphysical: 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.


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Ulysses and the Sirens: Studies in Rationality and Irrationality by Jon Elster

I do not think so. Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Krister Bykvist – – Ethics 2: He criticized Marxists and other social scientists for believing in functionalism the belief that institutions exist because of their effect on society and instead tried to give Marxism a foundation in game theory the economic notion that people make choices based on the expected benefits and the choices others are likely to make.

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