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Author De Jonge, Jan.
Title Rethinking rational choice theory : a companion on rational and moral action / Jan de Jonge.
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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 Floor3  HM495 .D4 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xiii, 355 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 326-347) and index.
Summary For almost a century the representative agent in economic science was characterised byreason and sophistication, routinely and resolutely balancing costs and benefits when he had to take a decision. Since the discovery that people possess separate cognitive and affective brain regions, this character has been replaced by a myopic individual, who has to be supervised and trained to regain some self-control. This book challenges these assumptions, instead employing a dual system of decision making,which takes intoaccount the conflict between conscious and unconscious thought.Through a focuson conscious thought and decision making processes, the author brings morality back to rational choice theory, discussingthe justification of choices and comparing differing principles of justice.
Subject Rational choice theory.
Social choice.
ISBN 9780230277151 (alk. paper)
0230277152 (alk. paper)
Standard # 6911051
OCLC number 740623679