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Author: Kay Peggs

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/106311110X12586086158367 Society and Animals 18 (2010) 1-20 Nonhuman Animal Experiments in the European Community: Human Values and Rational Choice * Kay Peggs University of Portsmouth Abstract In 2008, the

In: Society & Animals

-interested, utility-maximizing, rational choice), which is applied in most forms of economic research, is often the target of criticism. At times, such criticism has even been brought forward by renowned economists, especially those who favor, in certain respects, a behavioral approach to economic research that aims

In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion
Author: Hanno Scholtz

Rational Choice Theory ( rct ) is among the most important schools of thought in comparative research and it is probably the most systematic, as well as the most contested. While many schools of thought are characterized by the use of a specific “classic”, a seminal author like Marx or Bourdieu

In: Comparative Sociology

Abstract: One of the earliest uses of rational choice theory is Pascal’s famous wager on the existence of God. This entry discusses developments in rational choice theory since the time of Pascal which, had they been available to him, may have informed him in placing his bet. Such developments are

[ JMP 1.2 (2004) 177-196] ISSN 1740-4681 © The Continuum Publishing Group Ltd 2004, The Tower Building, 11 York Road, London SE1 7NX and 15 East 26th Street, Suite 1703, New York, NY 10010, USA. Politics and the Economist-King: Is Rational Choice Theory the Science of Choice? H ÉLÈNE L ANDEMORE

In: Journal of Moral Philosophy

sovereign financing should be applied when interpreting this link. It also explains how that traditional view is being challenged. A rational choice approach is taken in section 3 to explain the most salient financial features of large-scale campaign of gross human rights violations in order to understand

In: International Human Rights Law Review


The descriptive viewpoint in rational choice has generated an important Standard Rational Choice Theory revision. This viewpoint has meant the introduction of relevant psychological considerations that Rational Choice Theory tied to the neoclassical economics is unable to heed In this paper I suggest a way to expand the descriptive viewpoint by theorizing how some factors, coming from the social and cultural environment, operate within rational choice. That troublesome issue concerning the overall validity of economic laws is also a question here; specifically, if these descriptive proposals expand the explanation of the disturbing causes of economic laws, or if they actually call into question their fundamental principles, encouraging consideration of some economic issues in a quite new, different manner.

In: Epistemology and the Social
Author: Sara Farris

Book Reviews / Comparative Sociology 8 (2009) 459–473 465 Goldstein, Warren S. (ed.) , 2006, Marx, Critical Th eory, and Religion. A Critique of Rational Choice , Leiden, Boston, London: Brill Academic Publishers, x + 410 pp., ISBN 90 04 15238 5, € 99.00 (hb). Although diffi cult and hostile

In: Comparative Sociology