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Strong and Wrong


  • Andrew Schotter


The main purpose of rational choice theory is to lay out in clear and transparent terms what conditions are necessary and/or sufficient for the validity of statements about consistent human behavior. Strong criteria for rationality are ‘wrong’ if understood as a positive description. However, their very strength provides a sharp guide for experimental social science’s project of mapping the properties of individual behavior.

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  • Andrew Schotter, 2006. "Strong and Wrong," Journal of Theoretical Politics, , vol. 18(4), pages 498-511, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:jothpo:v:18:y:2006:i:4:p:498-511

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