By Jon Elster

Jon Elster has written a complete, wide-ranging publication at the feelings within which he considers the complete diversity of theoretical methods. Drawing on background, literature, philosophy and psychology, Elster provides an entire account of the position of the sentiments in human behaviour. whereas acknowledging the significance of neurophysiology and laboratory scan for the learn of feelings, Elster argues that the intense scholar of the sentiments can study extra from the good thinkers and writers of the earlier, from Aristotle to Jane Austen. He attaches specific value to the paintings of the French moralists, significantly los angeles Rochefoucauld, who confirmed the best way esteem and conceit form human motivation. The ebook additionally continues a operating discussion with economists and rational-choice theorists. Combining methodological and theoretical arguments with empirical case-studies and written with Elster's popular verve and economic system, this e-book has nice cross-disciplinary appeal.

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