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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That was published to wide acclaim, and Dr Elster shows the same versatility here in drawing on philosophy, political and social theory, decision-theory, economics and psychology, as well as history and literature.

Jon Elster, Sour Grapes. Ulysses and the Sirens: Cambridge University Press,Pages. The Free Market Existentialist. I would defy anyone to read, in particular, the second chapter of Sour Grapes without being charmed by the play of a subtle intellect in a remarkable range of materials. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. This is hard to convey in a review.

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He even applies his ideas to film and jazz music. Legal Conversation as Signifier. 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. There is no reason to suppose that beliefs shaped by a social position tend to serve the interests of the ruling or dominant group p.


Jon Elster, Sour Grapes: Games Real Actors Play: Much later on in the book, he elaborates this point: In Defense of Adaptive Preferences.

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Search within my subject: Lucid Mind, Intrepid Spirit. Sor latter differs from the former in the fact that where the fox pretends not to like the grapes he cannot have, a person with an adaptive preference actually prefers precisely that which he can have over that which he cannot.

But even a Marxist is capable of speaking good sense from time to time. But Elster is not just concerned with the immoral nature of some desires.

Proofs, Arguments, and Other Reasonings. Studies in the Subversion of Rationality thirty-five years after publication. Practical Reason in Philosophy of Action. By way of an ending to this post, here are some other propositions Elster defends in Sour Grapespropositions that Marxists and indeed all social scientists must grapple with: History Law Linguistics Literature. Moral Paradoxes of Nuclear Deterrence. The Idea of the Public Sphere.

Grapess successfully reported this review. After all, if it so happened that sadists and masochists were evenly distributed in the population and could somehow be paired up, the economists might have to revise their judgment, and take the preferences of sadists and masochists seriously. History of Western Philosophy. You can read this item using any sokr the following Kobo apps and devices: Account Options Sign in.


If you have purchased a print title xour contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code. I would counter that this is correct to a certain extent, but that addictive products display a notable lack of demand elasticity — although demand falls when prices rise, the reaction of demand to price is much less sensitive than it is with, say, pickles or ice cream. August 26, Imprint: Dr Elster begins with an analysis of the notation of rationality, to provide the background and terms for the subsequent discussions, which cover irrational behaviour, irrational desires and The New Scholarship on Dewey.

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The Theory of Social Change. Economically, there is much about the behaviour of addicts that displays characteristics of rational economic choice. Thompson effect Elster essentially by-products ethical evidence ex ante example explained fact faking fallacy feasible set freedom frustration G.