David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Critical Review 11 (2):279-289 (1997)
Abstract The rational choice approach to the understanding of group identity and conflict tends to overlook the extent to which groups are mutable, and the element of design by group leaders (especially those wielding state power) in the definition of group identity and the shaping of rationality. The 1994 genocide of the Rwandese Tutsis was the outcome of an extreme case of planning ethnic and ideological engineering. To see such phenomena as instances of ?rational self?interest? stretches that concept beyond its breaking point.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Sheron Fraser-Burgess (2011). Group Identity, Deliberative Democracy and Diversity in Education. Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (5):480-499.
Martha Nussbaum (2003). The Complexity of Groups: A Comment on Jorge Valadez. Philosophy and Social Criticism 29 (1):57-69.
Amanda Keddie (2013). Political Justice, Schooling and Issues of Group Identity. Educational Philosophy and Theory:1-13.
Husain Sarkar (2007). Group Rationality in Scientific Research. Cambridge University Press.
Gerald Gaus (2012). Constructivist and Ecological Modeling of Group Rationality. Episteme 9 (3):245-254.
Philip Pettit (2007). Rationality, Reasoning and Group Agency. Dialectica 61 (4):495-519.
Duncan MacIntosh (1992). Buridan and the Circumstances of Justice (On the Implications of the Rational Unsolvability of Certain Co-Ordination Problems). Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 73 (2):150-173.
Ronald L. Jackson (ed.) (2010). Encyclopedia of Identity. Sage Publications.
Mrinal Miri (ed.) (2003). Identity and the Moral Life. Oxford University Press.
Marvin Chester (2002). Is Symmetry Identity? International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 16 (2):111 – 124.
Christian List & Philip Pettit (2006). Group Agency and Supervenience. Southern Journal of Philosophy 44 (S1):85-105.
Herlinde Pauer‐Studer (2006). Identity, Commitment and Morality. Journal of Economic Methodology 13 (3):349-369.
Kay Mathiesen (2006). The Epistemic Features of Group Belief. Episteme 2 (3):161-175.
Josè Medina (2003). Identity Trouble: Disidentification and the Problem of Difference. Philosophy and Social Criticism 29 (6):655-680.
Robert C. Harvey (1973). The Restless Heart: Breaking the Cycle of Social Identity. Grand Rapids,Eerdmans.
Added to index2011-10-18
Total downloads7 ( #188,497 of 1,102,978 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #120,763 of 1,102,978 )
How can I increase my downloads?