© 2000

Rationality, Rules, and Structure

  • Julian Nida-Rümelin
  • Wolfgang Spohn

Part of the Theory and Decision Library book series (TDLA, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Julian Nida-Rümelin
    Pages 1-16
  3. Edward F. McClennen
    Pages 17-33
  4. Reinhard Zintl
    Pages 35-47
  5. Robert Sugden
    Pages 103-129
  6. Thomas Schmidt
    Pages 131-146
  7. Cristina Bicchieri
    Pages 153-184
  8. Michael Slote
    Pages 185-193
  9. John Broome
    Pages 195-207
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 209-216

About this book


It is an obvious fact that human agency is constrained and structured by many kinds of rules: rules that are constitutive for communication, morality, persons, and society, and juridical rules. So the question is: what roles are played by social rules and the structural traits of human agency in rational decision making? What bearing does this have on the theory of practical rationality? These issues can only be discussed within an interdisciplinary setting, with researchers drawn from philosophy, decision theory and the economic and social sciences. The problem is of profound, fundamental concern to the social scientist and has attracted a great deal of intellectual effort. Contributors include distinguished researchers in their respective fields and the book thus presents state-of-the-art theory. It can also be used as a textbook in advanced philosophy, economics and social science classes.


intention issue morality philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Julian Nida-Rümelin
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Spohn
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GöttingenGermany
  2. 2.University of KonstanzGermany

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