Ulysses and the Sirens
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Ulysses and the Sirens studies in rationality and irrationality by Jon Elster

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Published by Cambridge University Press, Editions de la Maison des sciences de l"homme in Cambridge [Cambridgeshire], New York, Paris .
Written in English


  • Rationalism -- Psychological aspects.,
  • Reasoning (Psychology),
  • Irrationalism (Philosophy),
  • Psychology -- Philosophy.,
  • Science -- Philosophy.,
  • Social sciences -- Philosophy.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-189) and index.

StatementJon Elster.
SeriesCambridge paperback library
LC ClassificationsBF441 .E43 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 193 p. --
Number of Pages193
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21440434M
ISBN 100521269849

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