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It is no different than my claiming the right to limit your choices? Studies in Rationality and Irrationality”. We have the ability to elstr ourselves to actions that are not strictly rational from the narrow locally maximizing point of view.
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Favourite booksPhilosophy. Elsster with This Book. No categories specified categorize this paper. Gives a very good summary of the main topics related to rationality and when this concept so used by economists blurs and does not apply: And although some responses can be faked some of the time, evolution has also selected for human beings with an ability to sniff out the fakes.
Arrow 1 Emmanuel Saez Matthew O. There seems to be an incoherence lurking here. Similarly, if I want to quit drinking, it might help if I give the keys to my liquor cabinet to a friend. In order to be able elsted hear the song of the Sirens, a sound which drove men mad and made them steer into the rocks, Ulysses had his crewmen put wax in their ears and bind him to the mast of his ship.
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If I need to save money for Christmas presents, I might open a savings account that does not allow me to make withdrawals before December, in the knowledge that I am likely to be tempted to spend the money before then.
Views Read Edit View history. Such self-binding can be done, broadly speaking, in two ways. Matt marked it as to-read Oct 12, In the example of Alice and Bob, Alice might be motivated to carry through on her promise by wishing to avoid the emotional cost of the guilt or shame she would incur for breaking it.
Of course, we should note that this whole dynamic changes where there is the prospect of repeated interactions between Alice and Bob.
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