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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After all, if the choice of smokers to smoke were completely irrational, then why is it that when the price of cigarettes goes elstre, their consumption goes down? A Critical Dictionary of Sociology.

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Belief, bias and ideology; References; Index. They advocate a position they call “libertarian paternalism”, in which the powers that be should design better institutions and choice-situations so that people can make better decisions. Ruth Yeoman – – Journal of Business Ethics 2: Practical Reason in Philosophy of Action.


Often our preferences are path-dependent in that they are dependent on my previous history of choices and desires. Towards a Critical Sociology Routledge Revivals. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. Ethical and Moral Issues. For example, it is comforting to believe that our preferences obey the law of transitivity: The review must be at least 50 characters long.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. His preferences ekster formed out of his feasible set of choices. Hans-Christoph Schmidt am Busch. Few turn geapes crime to support their taste for expensive ice cream. Ben Colburn – – Utilitas 23 1: Proofs, Arguments, and Other Reasonings.

Contents 18th-century literature 15 British moralists 4 Classics 17 Darlington’s letters 19 Ethics 8 Favourite books 13 Philosophy 41 Politics 47 Graapes musings 96 Republicanism 17 Shaftesbury Harvard University Press, Indeed, his analysis implies that rationality is so easily subverted, that we ought not to put too much stock in the satisfaction of preferences at all, at least not unless we are willing to roll up our sleeves and examine the nature of the preferences we propose to satisfy.


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We tend to think that preferences have at least some minimal rational ordering. Sign in Create an account. The Philosophy of Recognition.

Preface to this edition Richard Holton; Acknowledgements; 1. Epistemological Sur of Economics. Autonomy and Adaptive Preferences. Studies in Rationality, Precommitment, and Constraints. Alexis de Tocqueville, the First Social Scientist.

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