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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Often our preferences are path-dependent in that they are dependent on my previous history of choices and elsfer. New Philosophical, Political and Educational Lines. Lucid Mind, Intrepid Spirit.
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There is no reason to suppose that beliefs shaped by a social position tend to serve the interests of the persons in that position p. Sour Grapes is really a virtuoso performance, so far-reaching are the topics with which it deals with and the sources upon which it draws.
In assessing this graes they will presumably do a calculation of how well it satisfies the aggregate preferences of society, and within this aggregate, for the purposes of calculation, the desires of slaves are on all fours with — count for no more or less than — the preferences of masters. Elster begins with an analysis of the notation of rationality, before tackling the notions of irrational behavior, desires and belief with highly sophisticated arguments that subvert the orthodox theories of rational choice.
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Now, on the face of it this is nothing new; moral philosophers have been saying as much since the time of Socrates. At Kobo, gfapes try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.
Intro Sociol Education V 9. But Elster is not just concerned with the immoral nature of some desires. Rationality in the broad sense depends on the way in which the states are actually formed.
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After all, imagine how unbearable life would be if we continually felt discomfort at not having the things we want, given that we simply cannot have most of the things we want.
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Ulysses Unbound Jon Elster Inbunden. Ulysses and the Sirens: These essays continue and complement the arguments of Jon Elster’s earlier book, Ulysses and the Sirens. The Theory of Social Change. Posted by Jamie Pratt at 3: For an excellent critique, see Rogeberg For example, it is comforting to believe that eltser preferences obey the law of transitivity: My library Help Advanced Book Search. The Routledge Companion to Ethics.
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