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The Resource Willful : how we choose what we do, Richard Robb

Willful : how we choose what we do, Richard Robb

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Willful : how we choose what we do
Title
Willful
Title remainder
how we choose what we do
Statement of responsibility
Richard Robb
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A revelatory alternative to the standard economic models of human behavior that proposes an exciting new way to understand decision-making. Why do we do the things we do? The classical view of economics is that we are rational individuals, making decisions with the intention of maximizing our preferences. Behaviorists, on the other hand, see us as relying on mental shortcuts and conforming to preexisting biases. Richard Robb argues that neither explanation accounts for those things that we do for their own sake, and without understanding these sorts of actions, our picture of decision-making is at best incomplete. Robb explains how these choices made seemingly without reason belong to a realm of behavior he identifies as "for-itself." A provocative combination of philosophy and economics that offers a key to many of our quixotic choices, this groundbreaking volume provides a new way to understand everything from how we formulate our desire to work to how we manage daily interactions. --
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1960-
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Robb, Richard G.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Decision making
  • Decision making
  • Choice (Psychology)
Label
Willful : how we choose what we do, Richard Robb
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • For-Itself Decision-Making Within a Group
  • Part III.
  • People.
  • Altruism
  • Public Policy
  • Part IV.
  • Time.
  • Changing Our Minds
  • Homo Economicus and Homo Ludens
  • Summing Up.
  • Part I.
  • Purposeful versus For-Itself: a Peace Treaty
  • Life is a Mixed Drink.
  • Venturing beyond Purposeful Choice
  • Two Realms of Human Behavior
  • Part II.
  • Belief.
  • Acting in Character
  • Making Money in Financial Markets: Anatomy of a Leap
Control code
on1124748841
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780300246438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1124748841
Label
Willful : how we choose what we do, Richard Robb
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • For-Itself Decision-Making Within a Group
  • Part III.
  • People.
  • Altruism
  • Public Policy
  • Part IV.
  • Time.
  • Changing Our Minds
  • Homo Economicus and Homo Ludens
  • Summing Up.
  • Part I.
  • Purposeful versus For-Itself: a Peace Treaty
  • Life is a Mixed Drink.
  • Venturing beyond Purposeful Choice
  • Two Realms of Human Behavior
  • Part II.
  • Belief.
  • Acting in Character
  • Making Money in Financial Markets: Anatomy of a Leap
Control code
on1124748841
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780300246438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1124748841

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