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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Greg Davies rated it it was amazing Jan 14, Ulysses and the Sirens: Paul Sas rated it it was amazing Jun 16, Edit this record Mark as duplicate Export citation Find it on Scholar Request removal from index Translate to english Revision history. Such self-binding can be done, broadly speaking, in two ways. Belief and the Problem of Ulysses and the Sirens. Joris Gillet rated it did not like it Jul 15, Or the emotions love and hate can lead to contradictions. Be the first to ask a question about Ulysses and the Sirens.

Pablo Stafforini rated it really liked it Oct 13, A review in the London Review of Books noted “Elster has lost his bearings, or at least his faith.

Why, the author wonders,do people not simply do what they choose to do? Muldoon – – Politics, Philosophy and Economics 10 2: What Are Dual Process Models?

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Want to Read saving…. One can overemphasize the distinction between endogenous and exogenous self-binding. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Jennifer rated it really liked it Jan 01, Cintia marked it as to-read Jul 17, In doing so, he elucidated many issues with simplistic notions of rational choice: Posted by Jamie Pratt at Elster – – Social Science Information 16 5: On the other hand, we might view a person in the throes of addiction as exercising precisely such a self-tyranny: As time went on Elster began hte sour on rational choice.


Contrary to popular misconception, the Stoics did not advocate the extirpation of the emotions, but rather their harmonization. Stefano marked it as to-read Mar 09, After all, doing so would now represent a net cost to her.

Scott marked it as to-read Oct 08, On a slster mundane level, “rational irrationality” occurs when you make any kind of inter-temporal threat or promise in which carrying out the ajd or promise involves some cost to yourself.

Ulysses and the Sirens. Studies in Rationality and Irrationality

We’re only contemplating one-off interactions here. This relies heavily on the inculcation of moral norms, and on emotional responses to those norms. Inhe was awarded the 22nd Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science for his contributions to political science. Bruno Verbeek – – In Fabienne Peter ed. He is a member of the Norwegian Academy uulysses Science and Letters.

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Cambridge University Press, Open Preview See a Problem? Most market exchanges in the form of contracts with intertemporal performance which is most if not all contracts in a large and impersonal society like ours would be impossible. Ulysses and the Sirens. Studies in Rationality, Precommitment, and Constraints.

If Alice were red-faced with anger, Bob would have a signal that she is capable of carrying out her threat despite her better judgment.


Solomonic Judgements Studies in the Limitations of Rationality. 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.

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Much of Elster’s writing is characterized by attempts to use analytical theories, especially rational choice theoryas a springboard for philosophical and ethical analysis, with numerous examples from literature and history.

I may refrain from doing something I am tempted to do because of moral principles that have been internalized i.

Do real people act on the calculations that make up many pages of mathematical appendixes in leading journals? Steve Greenleaf rated it it was amazing Dec 25, No jn specified fix it. It seems to me that it is difficult to make sense of these various selves wishing to manipulate each other unless we preserve some notion of unified agency, where these various intertemporal selves somehow retain identification with each other.

Prashanth Jnanendra marked it as to-read Mar 20, Becker Glenn C. This article has no associated abstract. Roth Richard H. The crewmen were to have their swords drawn and were to ignore any appeals Ulysses might make to be untied. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Studies in the Subversion of Rationality.

He is now Robert K.