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The Cunning of Reason - Martin Hollis

The Cunning of Reason

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Published: 18th April 1988
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In this book, the author is attempting to make sense, as a philosopher, of the ideas of rationality put forward by economists, sociologists, and political theorists. The book intervenes in intense current debates within and among several disciplines. Its concern is with the true nature of social actors and the proper character of social science. Its arguments are the more challenging for being presented in simple, incisive, and lucid prose.

'Anyone reading The Cunning of Reason will find much that is thought-provoking in Hollis' stylish and richly allusive discussion.' Sociology

Preface
The sovereign artificer
Rational choice
Norms and institutions
The Cunning of Reason I: unintended consequences
Motivation
External and internal reasons
Rational expectations
Maximising and satisficing
The Cunning of Reason II: functions and rules
Reasons and roles
Rationality and understanding
The Cunning of Reason III: self and society
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521270397
ISBN-10: 0521270391
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 18th April 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.3