Philosophy of the Social Sciences 21 (1):38-63 (1991)
|Abstract||Elster's work unstably combines Leibnizian and utilitarian conceptions of action and offers various deconstructions of rationality and individuality. His method ological individualism gives an inadequate account of its privileged object, individual teleologies, and a distorted account of the relational framework of social reproduction and transformation. Elster has not properly conceptualized the relation of the teleological act to patterns of material and social causality, and his rational choice theory proves unable to accommodate the interactions of his postulated monadic individuals. His most recent work dearly illustrates the limits of an individualist approach, while remaining committed to its principles.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Philippe Mongin (1991). Rational Choice Theory Considered as Psychology and Moral Philosophy. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 21 (1):5-37.
Aaron Wildavsky (1991). Can Norms Rescue Self‐Interest or Macro Explanation Be Joined to Micro Explanation? Critical Review 5 (3):301-323.
Peter Stone (2003). The Impossibility of Rational Politics? Politics, Philosophy and Economics 2 (2):239-263.
Tore Sandven (1995). Intentional Action and Pure Causality: A Critical Discussion of Some Central Conceptual Distinctions in the Work of Jon Elster. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 25 (3):286-317.
Jon Elster (2003). Marxism, Functionalism, and Game Theory: A Case for Methodological Individualism. In Derek Matravers & Jonathan E. Pike (eds.), Debates in Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Anthology. Routledge, in Association with the Open University.
Allen W. Wood (1986). Historical Materialism and Functional Explanation. Inquiry 29 (1-4):11 – 27.
Cliff Slaughter (1986). Making Sense of Elster. Inquiry 29 (1-4):45 – 56.
Justin Schwartz (1993). Functional Explanation and Metaphysical Individualism. Philosophy of Science 60 (2):278-301.
Michael Taylor (1986). Elster's Marx. Inquiry 29 (1-4):3 – 10.
Chandra Kumar (2008). A Pragmatist Spin on Analytical Marxism and Methodological Individualism. Philosophical Papers 37 (2):185-211.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads4 ( #180,507 of 556,895 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #64,931 of 556,895 )
How can I increase my downloads?