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Rationality, Rules, and Structure : Theory and Decision Library A: - Julian Nida-Rumelin

Rationality, Rules, and Structure

Theory and Decision Library A:

By: Julian Nida-Rumelin (Editor), Wolfgang Spohn (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st August 2000
ISBN: 9780792363262
Number Of Pages: 216

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It is an obvious fact that human agency is constrained and structured by many kinds of rules: rules that are constitutive for communication, morality, persons, and society, and juridical rules. So the question is: what roles are played by social rules and the structural traits of human agency in rational decision making? What bearing does this have on the theory of practical rationality? These issues can only be discussed within an interdisciplinary setting, with researchers drawn from philosophy, decision theory and the economic and social sciences. The problem is of profound, fundamental concern to the social scientist and has attracted a great deal of intellectual effort. Contributors include distinguished researchers in their respective fields and the book thus presents state-of-the-art theory. It can also be used as a textbook in advanced philosophy, economics and social science classes.

Preface
Rationality: Coherence and Structurep. 1
The Rationality of Rulesp. 17
Constitutions as External Constraints?p. 35
The Realization of Social Norms among Rational Actorsp. 49
A Rationalization of Cooperation in the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemmap. 67
Intentions and the Shaping of One's Decision Problemsp. 85
The Motivating Power of Expectationsp. 103
Structural Reasons in Rational Interactionp. 131
Convergence to a Signaling System Equilibriump. 147
Words and Deeds: A Focus Theory of Normsp. 153
Motives, Rules, and Rationalityp. 185
Instrumental Reasoningp. 195
List of Contributorsp. 209
Index of Namesp. 211
Subject Indexp. 213
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ISBN: 9780792363262
ISBN-10: 0792363264
Series: Theory and Decision Library A:
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 31st August 2000
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.5

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