Canadian Journal of Political Science 44 (3):35–661 (2011)

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Loren King
Wilfrid Laurier University
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Critics fault rational choice theory for dubious assumptions and limited explanatory power. The aims of rational choice are, however, as much normative as explanatory, and I argue that an abiding concern of political thought—the wrong of exploitation—gives moral weight to some of the more substantive assumptions underlying many rational choice prescriptions.
Keywords rational choice  consistency  transitivity  exploitation
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