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Economics, Rational Choice and Normative Philosophy

Edited by Thomas Boylan, Ruvin Gekker

Routledge – 2009 – 176 pages

Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

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Description

Following Amartya Sen’s insistence to expand the framework of rational choice theory by taking into account ‘non-utility information,’ economists, political scientists and philosophers have recently concentrated their efforts in analysing the issues related to rights, freedom, diversity intentions and equality. Thomas Boylan and Ruvin Gekker have gathered essays that reflect this trend.

The particular themes addressed in this volume include: the measurement of diversity and freedom, formal analysis of individual rights and intentions, judgment aggregation under constraints and strategic manipulation in fuzzy environments. Some papers in the volume also deal with philosophical aspects of normative social choice.

Contents

I Diversity, rights, norms and intentions, 1. What is diversity? Nicholas Gravel, 2. Intentions, decisions and rationality Martin van Hees and Olivier Roy, 3. Waiving and exercising rights in the theory of social situations Ruvin Gekka, 4. Consequentialist choice and behaviour: a comparison Nicholas Baigent, II Social choice, judgment aggregation and rationality of legal order, 5. Social choice, fuzzy preferences and manipulations Juan Perote Pena and Ashley Piggins, 6. Judgment aggregation under constraints Franz Dietrich and Christian List, 7. Rationality and the legal order Gerald Pech, III Philosophical aspects of normative social choice, 8. Distributing causal responsibility in collectivities Matthew Braham and Manfred J. Holler,9. The logic of valuing Boudewijn de Bruin,10. Holistic defenses of rational choice theory: critique of Davidson and Pettit Thomas A. Boylan and Paschal F. O’Gorman

Author Bio

Thomas A. Boylan is a Personal Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Ruvin Gekker is a Lecturer of Economics in the Department of Economics at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

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Description: Edited by Thomas Boylan, Ruvin Gekker. Following Amartya Sen’s insistence to expand the framework of rational choice theory by taking into account ‘non-utility information,’ economists, political scientists and philosophers have recently concentrated their...
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