Reason and rationality

Restrictions on access to electronic version: access available to SOAS staff and students only, using SOAS id and password.
Connect to electronic book via Ebook Central.
Full title: Reason and rationality [electronic resource] / Jon Elster ; translated by Steven Rendall.
Alternative titles: Raison et raisons. English
Main author: Elster, Jon, 1940-
Corporate Author: Ebook Central Academic Complete.
, ProQuest (Firm)
Format: eBook           
Online access: Connect to electronic book via Ebook Central.


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.
Corporate Author: Ebook Central Academic Complete., ProQuest (Firm)
Language: English
French
Published: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2009.
Classmark: 128/.33
Subjects:
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-76).
ISBN: 0691139008 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780691139005 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781400833177 (e-book)