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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Open Preview See a Problem? Elster – – Social Science Information 16 5: This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat Marco marked it as to-read May 27, Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 48 4: I do not think so. Aleksander rated it did not like it Jul 31, A student of the rhe 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.

There are good functional reasons why such mechanisms have been evolutionarily selected.

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

This is paternalism at best, tyranny at worst. Jon Elster, Ulysses Unbound: Implications for Cultural Analysis in Sociology. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Odile marked it as to-read Mar 07, Cintia marked it as to-read Jul 17, This is of course a sweeping statement. Arrow 1 Emmanuel Saez Matthew O.

Put over simply, the idea here is that the human agent is best conceptualized not as one overarching self who has an ordering of preferences and who chooses between them, but rather as an indefinite number of intertemporal selves. Jorge Sotelo marked it as to-read Apr 13, In the example of Alice and Bob, Alice might be motivated to keep her promise because of the existence of an institution like contract law that attaches heavy penalties to such breaches of trust.

Xavier Sirrens – – Philosophical Explorations 1 2: Thus, my later self will have an incentive to stay quit. Thaler Dani Rodrik Either way, it is dependent on appropriate emotional response.

The book discusses both rational behavior, but also irrational behavior, which Elster says is “widespread and frequent [but] not inevitable Becker Glenn C. Matt marked it as to-read Oct 12, In our rationalistic culture we tend to view this as a bad thing, as a weakness in which passion overcomes our better judgment. Maria Karolina added it Oct 10, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


What kind of a society could we expect if it were impossible to make credible threats and promises?

Elster was a member of the September Group for many years but left in the early s. And although some responses can be faked some of the time, evolution has also selected for human beings with an ability to sniff out the fakes. Paul Sas rated it it was amazing Jun 16, He is also a notable proponent of analytical Marxismand a critic of neoclassical economics and public choice theorylargely on behavioral and psychological grounds.

An analogous kind of tyranny wnd at the aggregate level, when a society sacrifices the interests of future generations through deep or prolonged deficit financing for current consumption. Solomonic Judgements Studies in the Limitations of Rationality. He is the Norwegian philosopher, economist, political theorist, social scientists, and all-around polymath Jon Elster. There is no general nonintentional mechanism that can simulate or mimic rationality.

Ulysses and the Sirens: Studies in Rationality and Irrationality

No keywords specified fix it. Joris Gillet rated it did not like it Jul 15, They constitute pre -commitment because they effectively determine me on a course of action before the occasion for choice even arises. Muldoon – – Politics, Philosophy and Economics 10 2: Krister Bykvist – – Ethics 2: