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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Sour Grapes by Jon Elster. These essays focus on the nature of irrationality in various forms. The author draws on philosophy, political and social theory, decision theory, economics, and psychology, as well as history and literature.
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A very interesting read, but also incredibly hard to digest. This sentence really stood out: "When I no longer possess — or no longer am possessed by — the perverse drive for novelty and change, the non-satisfaction of non-autonomous wants may turn into the satisfaction of autonomous ones.
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Sour Grapes: Studies in the Subversion of Rationality
Sour Grapes : Studies in the Subversion of Rationality
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Drawing on philosophy, political and social theory, decision-theory, economics, psychology, history and literature, Jon Elster's classic book Sour Grapes continues and complements the arguments of his acclaimed earlier book, Ulysses and the Sirens. Elster begins with an analysis of the notation of rationality, before tackling the notions of irrational behavior, desires and belief with highly sophisticated arguments that subvert the orthodox theories of rational choice. Presented in a fresh series livery and with a specially commissioned preface written by Richard Holton, illuminating its continuing importance to philosophical enquiry, Sour Grapes has been revived for a new generation of readers.