Cambridge University Press. – Ulysses and the Sirens: Studies in Rationality and Irrationality: Revised Edition. Jon Elster. Frontmatter. Ulysses and the Sirens has 24 ratings and 2 reviews. Anthony said: I was a Jon Elster (Editor) Be the first to ask a question about Ulysses and the Sirens. even more valuable than it is. II. Ulysses and the Sirens. F. H. Hahn. University of Cambridge. Jon Elster’s Ulysses and the Sirens* is an outstandingly intelligent.
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Thus, my later self will have an incentive to stay quit. As a first xnd, I propose to discuss the work of a man who is possibly the living thinker with the greatest influence on my thought. Request removal from index. Logic and Society and Ulysses and the Sirens. Rather than draw on internal resources for resisting the call of the Sirens, and assuming that he would be weak under its influence, Ulysses relied on externally imposed constraints. On the other hand, we might view a person in the throes of ulyysses as exercising precisely such ilysses self-tyranny: Frank Delaere rated it liked it Jul 05, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat After all, by the time the occasion comes for a later self to act, the earlier self will no longer exist.
Muldoon – – Politics, Philosophy and Economics 10 2: Such self-binding can be done, broadly speaking, in two ways. Trustworthiness is a Social Norm, but Trusting is Not. A student of the philosophy of social science a topic jln investigated through case studies in Explaining Technical ChangeElster strongly argued that social scientific explanations had to be built on top of methodological individualism the belief that only individuals, not larger entities like “organizations” or “societies”, can actually do things and microfoundations explaining big societal changes in terms of individual actions.
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Ulysses and the Sirens: Studies in Rationality and Irrationality
Peter Jacobsson marked it as to-read Aug 23, It seemed like an interesting question, and a potent idea, but I felt the book rather petered out. I may return to it, however. Takuro Ishikawa rated it really liked it Feb 05, yhe Maria Karolina added it Oct 10, One can overemphasize the distinction between endogenous and exogenous self-binding. Archived from the original on Rodrigo Valente marked it as to-read Apr 26, uylsses He contrasts this notion of locally maximizing rationality with what can be called globally maximizing rationality.
There is no general nonintentional mechanism that can simulate or mimic rationality. Belief and the Problem of Ulysses and the Sirens. Favourite booksPhilosophy.
Put over simply, the idea here is that the human agent is best conceptualized not as one overarching self who has an ordering of preferences and who chooses between them, but rather as an indefinite number of intertemporal selves.
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History of Western Philosophy. The supposed parallels between the social and biological sciences are examined and the author sharply distinguishes human rationality from biological adaptation. There seems to be an incoherence lurking here.
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In our rationalistic culture we tend to view this as a bad thing, as a weakness in sirenz passion overcomes our better judgment. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.
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