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La théorie de la réflexivité limitée


  • Franck Bessis

    () (EconomiX - UPN - Université Paris Nanterre - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)


This article develops an action theory which explains the dynamics of rules. This theory emphasises two kinds of limitation. First, agents can only recognize the constructed dimension of rules under specific conditions. Second, agents question their beliefs without ever completely freeing themselves from these beliefs. This answer provides the framework to a general action theory potentially common to the Economics of Conventions and to the Regulation Theory. This theory deals with the orders of worth as well as balances of power. It reconciles rationally planned action with spontaneous adjustments as two moments of the same reversible process of rules' construction.

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  • Franck Bessis, 2008. "La théorie de la réflexivité limitée," Post-Print halshs-00785070, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00785070
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    1. Camille Chaserant & Franck Bessis & Olivier Favereau & Olivier Thevenon, 2006. "L’identité sociale de l’homo-conventionalis," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-01297147, HAL.
    2. J. -P. Dupuy & F. Eymard-Duvernay & O. Favereau & A. Orléan & R. Salais & L. Thévenot, 1989. "Introduction," Revue Économique, Programme National Persée, vol. 40(2), pages 141-146.
    3. Ch. Bessy & O. Favereau., 2010. "Institutions and Economics of Conventions," VOPROSY ECONOMIKI, N.P. Redaktsiya zhurnala "Voprosy Economiki", vol. 7.
    4. Franck Bessis, 2008. "Quelques convergences remarquables entre l'Économie des Conventions et la Théorie de la Régulation," Revue française de socio-Economie, La découverte, vol. 0(1), pages 9-25.
    5. Bernard Billaudot, 2004. "Institutionnalismes, rationalisme et structuralisme en science sociale," Post-Print halshs-00105038, HAL.
    6. Bernard Billaudot, 2004. "Institutionnalisme(s), rationalisme et structuralisme en science sociale," Post-Print halshs-00145007, HAL.
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    1. Michaël Lainé, 2014. "Vers une alternative au paradigme de la rationalité ? Victoires et déboires du programme spinoziste en économie," Post-Print hal-01335618, HAL.
    2. Ballon, Justine & Bastien, Jérémie & Clos, Clémence & Guillas-Cavan, Kevin, 2016. "La Régulation contre-attaque : quatre doctorant.e.s face aux héritages de la théorie de la régulation," Revue de la Régulation - Capitalisme, institutions, pouvoirs, Association Recherche et Régulation, vol. 19.


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