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 MPIfG Discussion Paper 89/6

Raymond Boudon


Subjective Rationality and the Explanation of Social Behavior
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Contents


 
A. What subjective rationality really means
B. Why the notion of subjective rationality is crucial for the social sciences
a. An imaginary dialogue between Hume and Downs
b. Second example: the explanation of magic
c. Further classical examples
C: Subjective rationality and the explanation of false beliefs
a. When sound methodological principles lead to false beliefs
b. When respectable ideas and theories lead to false beliefs
c. When respectable mental procedures lead to false beliefs
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