Self-Interest and Rationality: The Modern Connection

  • Ayman Reda
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Islamic Banking, Finance, and Economics book series (IBFE)


This chapter engages in a detailed examination of the modern view of economic rationality, as represented in the Rational Choice Theory of human behavior. The chapter develops a thorough critique of this view of economic rationality, highlighting its many contradictions and calamities, with a special focus on the opinions of Amartya Sen, Andre Gorz, and Alasdair MacIntyre.


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  • Ayman Reda
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  1. 1.EconomicsThe University of Michigan - DearbornDearbornUSA

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