Normal Rationality : Decisions and Social Order
Sunstein, Cass R. (EDT)
Margalit, Avishai (EDT)
Oxford Univ Pr on Demand 2017/11
320 p. illustrations ; 24 cm.
This is a selection of the most important work of Edna Ullmann-Margalit, presenting some influential and widely admired essays alongside some that are not well known. How do people proceed when they cannot act on the basis of reasons, or project likely consequences? How is social order possible? Ullmann-Margalit's answers, emphasizing what might be called biased rationality, are important not only for philosophy, but also for political science, psychology, sociology, cognitive science, economics (including behavioral economics), law, and even public policy.
This is a selection of the most important work of Edna Ullmann-Margalit, an unorthodox and deeply original philosopher whose work illuminated the largest mysteries of human life. It centres on two questions: How do people proceed when they cannot act on the basis of reasons, or project likely consequences? How is social order possible?
Table of Contents
Editors' Introduction 1: Picking and Choosing (with Sidney Morgenbesser) 2: On Presumption 3: Second-Order Decisions (with Cass R. Sunstein) 4: Big Decisions: Opting, Converting, Drifting 5: On Not Wanting to Know 6: Holding True and Holding as True (with Avishai Margalit) 7: Revision of Norms 8: Invisible Hand Explanations 9: The Invisible Hand and the Cunning of Reason 10: Solidarity in Consumption (with Cass R. Sunstein) 11: Trust, Distrust, and in Between 12: The Case of the Camera in the Kitchen: Surveillance, Privacy, Sanctions and Governance 13: Considerateness Epilogue: Final Ends and Meaningful Lives