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Loren King

Exploitation and Rational Choice

Canadian Journal of Political Science 44, 3 (2011): 635-661.
Loren King

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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