Explaining Social Behavior More Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences

ISBN-10: 0521777445
ISBN-13: 9780521777445
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Jon Elster
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Description: In 26 succinct chapters, Jon Elster provides an account of the nature of explanation in the social sciences. He offers an overview of key explanatory mechanisms in the social sciences, relying on hundreds of examples and a variety of sources.

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List price: $34.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 498
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386

In 26 succinct chapters, Jon Elster provides an account of the nature of explanation in the social sciences. He offers an overview of key explanatory mechanisms in the social sciences, relying on hundreds of examples and a variety of sources.

Jon Elster is Professor of Rationalit� et sciences sociales at College de France, and Robert K. Merton Professor of Social Sciences at Columbia University. He is author of Closing the Books: Transitional Justice in Historical Perspective .

Preface
Introduction
Explanation And Mechanisms
Explanation
Mechanisms
Interpretation
The Mind
Motivations
Self-Interest and Altruism
Myopia and Foresight
Beliefs
Emotions
Action
Desires and Opportunities
Persons and Situations
Rational Choice
Rationality and Behavior
Responding to Irrationality
Some Implications for Textual Interpretation
Lessons From The Natural Sciences
Physiology and Neuroscience
Explanation by Consequences and Natural Selection
Selection and Human Behavior
Interaction
Unintended Consequences
Strategic Interaction
Games and Behavior
Trust
Social Norms
Collective Belief Formation
Collective Action
Collective Decision Making
Organizations and Institutions
Conclusion: Is Social Science Possible?
Index

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