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Ulysses and the Sirens: Studies in Rationality and Irrationality

The deterrent is globally maximizing or so it is postulated. Kolbeinn Stefansson rated it it was amazing Nov 06, Of course, we should note that this whole dynamic changes where there is the prospect of repeated interactions between Alice and Bob.

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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. Ulysses and the Sirens: Belief and the Problem of Ulysses and the Sirens.

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He is, after all, an analytical Marxist. This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat sirend He is now Robert K. One can overemphasize the distinction between endogenous and exogenous self-binding. Maria Karolina added it Oct 10, Such self-binding can be done, broadly speaking, in two ways.

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

StoltzMarshall A. In the example of Alice and Bob, Alice might be motivated to carry through on her promise by wishing to avoid the emotional cost of the guilt or shame she would incur for breaking it.

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Be the first to ask a question about Ulysses and the Sirens. He is honorary professor at the University of Chongqing.

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. He contrasts this notion of locally maximizing rationality with what can be called globally maximizing rationality.


Geoff marked it as to-read Apr 30, Skrenshe was awarded the 22nd Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science for his contributions to political science. Anderson Castro marked it as to-read Apr 16, Open Preview See a Problem? Contrary to popular misconception, the Stoics did not advocate the extirpation of the emotions, but rather their harmonization.

You see, within a framework of strategic interaction, evolution selects for global maximization. In the example given above, it would be helpful if Alice could somehow bind her later self to carry out the intentions of her earlier self. Elster previously taught at the University of Oslo in the department of history and held an endowed chair at the University of Chicagoteaching in the departments of philosophy and political science.

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Jon Elster – – In Bernard Williams ed. As time went on Elster began to sour on rational choice.