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Paradoxical Effects of Social Behavior Essays in Honor of Anatol Rapoport

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ISBN-10: 3790803502

ISBN-13: 9783790803501

Edition: 1986

Authors: Andreas Diekmann, P. Mitter

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In the history of science "paradoxes" are not only amusing puzzles and chal­ lenges to the human mind but also driving forces of scientific development. The notion of "paradox" is intimately related to the notion of "contradiction". Logi­ cal paradoxes allow for the derivation of contradictory propositions (e.g. "Rus­ sell's set of all sets not being members of themselves" or the ancient problem with propositions like "I am lying" 1), normative paradoxes deal with contradic­ tions among equally well accepted normative postulates (Arrow's "impossibility theorem", Sen's "Impossibility of a Paretian Liberal") and "factual" paradoxes refer to conflicts between conventional opinion based on an…    
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Book details

List price: $139.99
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Physica-Verlag
Publication date: 1/1/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.61" long
Weight: 1.562
Language: English