Plural situational logic : the rationa(lisabi)lity principle
Title: Plural situational logic : the rationa(lisabi)lity principle
Author: LESSA KERSTENETZKY, Celia
Citation: Cambridge journal of economics, 2009, Vol. 33, No. 2, p. 193-209
ISSN: 0309-166X; 1464-3545
In the context of a critique of the exclusive use of the rational choice approach in economics, the article presents a pluralistic interpretation of the Popperian notion of situational logic as an alternative approach. This is proposed in connection with a reading of the rationality principle as a rationalisability principle. I argue that this principle can accommodate an ample array of rational responses to different situations and even rationalise the multiple responses that are given to the same situation. I present some examples to illustrate the relevance of the proposed interpretation.
First published online: 18 November 2008
Earlier different version: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/5188
Version: The article is a revised version of the author’s EUI PhD thesis, 1998
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