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There are good functional reasons why such mechanisms have been evolutionarily selected. There is a good eoster why emotions play this crucial role. Retrieved 28 October There seems to be an incoherence lurking here. Either way, it is dependent on appropriate emotional response.

I do not think so. He is, after all, an analytical Marxist. History of Western Philosophy. This is of course a sweeping statement.

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There is a gain from the deterrent that can only be achieved by seemingly non-rational means. Or the emotions love and hate can lead to contradictions. Gorana marked it as elstter Jan 10, So you put in place mechanisms that effectively take the elsted to launch out of your hands, mechanisms that will automatically trigger a launch after a certain point has been reached, and which cannot be overridden.


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Inhe was awarded the 22nd Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science for his contributions to political science. Jorge Sotelo marked it as to-read Apr 13, As time went on Elster began to sour on rational choice. They constitute pre -commitment because they effectively determine me on a course of action before the occasion for ulysees even arises.

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

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In our rationalistic culture we tend to view this as a bad thing, as a weakness in which passion overcomes our better judgment. A review in the London Review of Books noted “Elster has lost his bearings, or at least his faith. Maria Karolina added it Oct 10, I now believe that rational-choice theory has less explanatory power than I used to think.

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