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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Sour Grapes aims to subvert orthodox theories of rational choice through the study of forms of irrationality. Tore Sandven – – Philosophy of the Social Sciences 29 1: How to Read, Criticize and Do Theory. If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.
So what is my real preference, the one that economists should be trying to figure out how to satisfy? One each of x, y and z is up for auction.
Preferences are also context-dependent in that they are responsive to changes in the situational variables in the choice-context. Philosophy of Childhood Today. Eleter, in the general case, are properties that cannot be immediately read off the wants themselves….
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Politics Urban Studies U. A Cold War classic. Ben Colburn – – Utilitas 23 1: Drawing on philosophy, political and social theory, decision-theory, economics, psychology, history and literature, Jon Elster’s classic book Sour Grapes continues and complements the arguments of his acclaimed earlier book, Ulysses and the Sirens.
Request removal from index. By way of an ending to graped post, here are some other propositions Elster defends in Sour Grapespropositions that Marxists and indeed all social scientists must grapple with: Their task then becomes the technocratically straightforward one of figuring out how best to satisfy the greatest number of them. August 26, Imprint: Publications Pages Publications Pages.
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Games Real Actors Grapex Sign in to use this feature. This explanatory scheme might give economists some rationale for discriminating against the wants of sadists, although not on the grounds that the desires of sadists were wrong or immoral.
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Towards a Critical Sociology Routledge Revivals. If Ulysses and the Sirens demonstrated the importance of the time dimension in human preference, Sour Flster demonstrates the importance of how preferences are formed. Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! History of Western Philosophy. You submitted the following rating and review.
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