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    For an Integrative Theory of Social Behaviour: Theorising with and Beyond Rational Choice Theory.Tibor Rutar - 2019 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 49 (3):298-311.
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    Varieties of ‘Rationality’ and the Question of Their Continued Theoretical Relevance.Tibor Rutar - 2020 - Social Science Information 59 (4):542-562.
    The notion of ‘rationality’ has always been one of the more controversial social-scientific ideas. Today there exist many conceptual varieties of rationality which are often less than clearly distinguished and the precise intellectual import of which likewise tends to be opaque. In this article I draw on classical and contemporary examples from sociology, political science and economics in the effort to clarify the many meanings of the notion and to demonstrate that it is more useful as well as more legitimate (...)
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    Defending the Role of Rationality in the Social Sciences, Rationally.Tibor Rutar - 2020 - Social Science Information 59 (4):575-579.
    Peter T. Leeson and Tobias Wolbring agree with me that rationality, properly clarified, should continue to assume an important theoretical role in modern social science. We disagree, however, about the precise extent of its role. In my reply to the debate I focus on two related issues that have emerged. First, can and should the concepts of rationality, or rational choice theory more generally, be employed as something more than just one tool among many? Second, can all cases of norm-following (...)
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    The Transition Debate Today.Tibor Rutar - 2018 - Historical Materialism 26 (3):197-209.
    Spencer Dimmock has produced a convincing restatement, defence and update of Robert Brenner’s influential work on the origin of capitalism in England. The book productively engages with many Marxist and non-Marxist critics of the so-called ‘Brenner Thesis’, and presents fresh secondary and primary evidence in favour of it. This review sketches the theoretical background of Brenner’s intervention, summarises Dimmock’s take on Brenner, and comments on a few notable contemporary critiques of Brenner’s general framework which are not explicitly engaged with by (...)
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