Exploitation and Rational Choice
Canadian Journal of Political Science 44, 3 (2011): 635-661.
published: 2011 | Research publication | Journal Article
Critics fault rational choice theory for dubious assumptions and limited explanatory power. The aims of rational choice are, however, as much normative as explanatory, and I argue that an abiding concern of political thought – the wrong of exploitation – gives moral weight to some of the more substantive assumptions underlying many rational choice prescriptions.
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