Optimally Irrational

Optimally Irrational
Author: Lionel Page
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-04-01
ISBN 10: 0128144904
ISBN 13: 9780128144909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimally Irrational Book Review:

Optimally Irrational: The Hidden Benefits of Bad Instincts provides economists, social scientists and researchers in behavioral economics with a clear view of the frontier of research in economics and other behavioral sciences, including how the different biases unveiled by behavioral economics make sense when we try to optimize problems. The book evaluates the role of bias in human economic behavior, considers the human decision-making processes as the product of natural selection, and explores why we behave the way we do. Discusses how we think about, and adopt, apparently irrational behaviors and biases in empirical research Explains how biases may be adaptive solutions to well-posed optimization problems under constraints Unites advances in behavioral economics with those from other behavioral sciences and evolutionary biology

Weakness of Will and Practical Irrationality

Weakness of Will and Practical Irrationality
Author: Sarah Stroud,Christine Tappolet
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2003-09-04
ISBN 10: 0199257361
ISBN 13: 9780199257362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weakness of Will and Practical Irrationality Book Review:

Among the many practical failures that threaten us, weakness of will or akrasia is often considered to be a paradigm of irrationality. The eleven new essays in this collection, written by an excellent international team of philosophers, some well-established, some younger scholars, give a rich overview of the current debate over weakness of will and practical irrationality more generally.Issues covered include classical questions such as the distinction between weakness and compulsion, the connection between evaluative judgement and motivation, the role of emotions in akrasia, rational agency, and the existence of the will. The also include new topics, such as group akrasia, strength of will, the nature of correct choice, the structure of decision theory, the temporality of prudential reasons, and emotional rationality. Because these questions cut across philosophy of mind andethics, the collection will be essential reading for scholars, postgraduates, and upper-level undergraduates in both these fields.

The Law and Economics of Irrational Behavior

The Law and Economics of Irrational Behavior
Author: Francesco Parisi,Vernon L. Smith
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 613
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780804751445
ISBN 13: 0804751447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Law and Economics of Irrational Behavior Book Review:

This collection of essays explores the most relevant developments at the interface of economics and psychology, giving special attention to models of irrational behavior, and draws the relevant implications of such models for the design of legal rules and institutions. The application of economic models of irrational behavior to law is especially challenging because specific departures from rational behavior differ markedly from one another. Furthermore, the analytical and deductive instruments of economic theory have to be reshaped to deal with the fragmented and heterogeneous findings of psychological research, turning towards a more experimental and inductive methodology. This volume brings together pioneering scholars in this area, along with some of the most exciting developments in the field of legal and economic theory. Areas of application include criminal law and sentencing, tort law, contract law, corporate law, and financial markets.

Fuzzy Rationality

Fuzzy Rationality
Author: Kofi Kissi Dompere
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2009-07-22
ISBN 10: 3540880836
ISBN 13: 9783540880837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fuzzy Rationality Book Review:

Philosophy involves a criticism of scientific knowledge, not from a point of view ultimately different from that of science, but from a point of view less concerned with details and more concerned with the h- mony of the body of special sciences. Here as elsewhere, while the older logic shut out possibilities and imprisoned imagination within the walls of the familiar, the newer logic shows rather what may happen, and refuses to decide as to what must happen. Bertrand Russell At any particular stage in the development of humanity knowledge comes up against limits set by the necessarily limited character of the experience available and the existing means of obtaining knowledge. But humanity advances by overcoming such limits. New experience throws down the limits of old experience; new techniques, new means of obtaining knowledge throw down the limits of old techniques and old means of obtaining knowledge. New limits then once again appear. But there is no more reason to suppose these new limits absolute and final than there was to suppose the old ones absolute and final.

The Physiology of Emotional and Irrational Investing

The Physiology of Emotional and Irrational Investing
Author: Elesa Zehndorfer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2018-02-13
ISBN 10: 1351978810
ISBN 13: 9781351978811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physiology of Emotional and Irrational Investing Book Review:

The financial markets are a rollercoaster and this book follows the same theme the seduction of money, our ruinous, heady and high stakes pursuit of it, the incredible fortunes and calamitous losses that have been made in its name, the new and significant threat of retail (armchair) investors wanting their piece of the pie, and the perpetual and foolish mismatch that has always existed and will always exist between our evolutionary programming and the design of the financial markets. The dominant theme that runs throughout the book ('Working out Wall Street') is actually a play on words, and relates both to the need to work out why Wall Street traders act so irrationally (e.g. using behavioural finance and evolutionary design to explain herding and panic selling), and the need to use physiological and sport science-related approaches to explain why working out (i.e. adopting exercise and diet-related practices usually applied to athletes) can significantly counter these behaviours. The phrase 'animal spirits' utilised in the concluding chapter title ('Taming Animal Spirits') refers to the seminal work of John Maynard Keynes in his 1936 classic work The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money and the idea that human emotions-animal spirits- remain a significant driver in (irrational and emotional) investing. The rationale for this book is clear; behavioural finance and neurofinance have opened the floodgates in terms of recognising the role of emotional investing in cyclical boom-and-bust scenarios but what is still missing is an answer to the question So what do we do about it? This book seeks, in as compelling and entertaining a fashion as possible, to provide that answer.

The Irrational Atheist

The Irrational Atheist
Author: Vox Day
Publsiher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-02-01
ISBN 10: 1935251341
ISBN 13: 9781935251347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Irrational Atheist Book Review:

In The Irrational Atheist Vox Day, writer, columnist and software designer, challenges three authors, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, on their own ground—reason itself. Day argues persuasively that Dawkins, Harris and Hitchens employ false assertions and faulty reasoning throughout their works. From the assertion that religion drives wars to the analysis showing blue states are more moral than red states, Day, in this rigorously documented work, dissects the false conclusions and shows exactly why they are wrong. The Irrational Atheist does not argue from a religious or Biblical perspective—its arguments are purely based on hard factual data and careful reasoning.

Interactions in the Classroom

Interactions in the Classroom
Author: Jeffrey W. Trawick-Smith
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 383
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X002423785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dynamic Strategies

Dynamic Strategies
Author: Dmitriy Vyacheslavovich Levchenkov
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924108362579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Anthology of Psychiatric Ethics

An Anthology of Psychiatric Ethics
Author: Stephen A. Green,Sidney Bloch
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105114557155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Anthology of Psychiatric Ethics Book Review:

This title includes the following features: Presents a comprehensivediscussion of the central issues of psychiatric ethics, defining and exploringeach of these issues; Contains essential readings for each of these central issues, providing in onevolume readings that would otherwise be difficult to obtain; Includes introductory essays that provide a comprehensive overview of eachissue, efficiently and effectively organizing the reader's approach to theselected readings; Draws on the success of the well-known and respected 'PsychiatricEthics'

Dynamics of an Incommensurate Harmonic Chain

Dynamics of an Incommensurate Harmonic Chain
Author: Susan Nan Coppersmith
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 542
Release: 1983
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924004166264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Clinical Sociology

Clinical Sociology
Author: Barry Glassner,Jonathan A. Freedman
Publsiher: Longman Publishing Group
Total Pages: 422
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4287444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Witness to Revolution

Witness to Revolution
Author: Chris Bull
Publsiher: Alyson Publications
Total Pages: 429
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105028613235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Witness to Revolution Book Review:

Culled from the pages of America's most popular gay magazine, The Advocate, this collection of stories chronicles the best reporting on topics that define the gay and lesbian political and social movement. Coverage ranges from Stonewall and the birth of gay rights via AIDS and sexuality, to interviews with leading politicians and cultural icons. Sometimes tragic, often controversial, these are the stories that defined a generation.

Optimal Aging

Optimal Aging
Author: Albert Ellis,Emmett Charlton Velten
Publsiher: Open Court Publishing Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924074240114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimal Aging Book Review:

The authors believe that everyone can--with the right attitudes, tools, and hard work--invent their own lives, not just live out the scripts provided by an ageist society. Written in a humorous and interactive style, "Optimal Aging" will help readers recognize and combat harmful attitudes that hold them back and develop more productive attitudes.

Translations on People s Republic of China

Translations on People s Republic of China
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1965-02-23
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015030770989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Talking to Our Selves

Talking to Our Selves
Author: John M. Doris
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-03-19
ISBN 10: 0191047325
ISBN 13: 9780191047329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talking to Our Selves Book Review:

John M. Doris presents a new account of agency and responsibility, which reconciles our understanding of ourselves as moral agents with psychological research on the unconscious mind. Much philosophical theorizing maintains that the exercise of morally responsible agency consists in judgment and behavior ordered by accurate reflection. On such theories, when human beings are able to direct their lives in the manner philosophers have dignified with the honorific 'agency', it's because they know what they're doing, and why they're doing it. This understanding is compromised by quantities of psychological research on unconscious processing, which suggests that accurate reflection is distressingly uncommon; very often behavior is ordered by surprisingly inaccurate self-awareness. Thus, if agency requires accurate reflection, people seldom exercise agency, and skepticism about agency threatens. To counter the skeptical threat, John M. Doris proposes an alternative theory that requires neither reflection nor accurate self-awareness: he identifies a dialogic form of agency where self-direction is facilitated by exchange of the rationalizations with which people explain and justify themselves to one another. The result is a stoutly interdisciplinary theory sensitive to both what human beings are like—creatures with opaque and unruly psychologies-and what they need: an account of agency sufficient to support a practice of moral responsibility.

Behavioural Finance for Private Banking

Behavioural Finance for Private Banking
Author: Thorsten Hens,Kremena Bachmann
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2011-07-05
ISBN 10: 0470742070
ISBN 13: 9780470742075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behavioural Finance for Private Banking Book Review:

A complete framework for applications of behavioral finance in private banking, Behavioural Finance for Private Banking considers client needs specific to private banking like personal circumstances, objectives, and attitude to risk. This book includes the theoretical foundations of investment decision-making, an introduction to behavioral biases, an explanation of cultural differences in global business, a guide to asset allocation over the life cycle of the investment, and several case studies to illustrate how can be applied. A must-read for anyone in private banking, this book demonstrates how to satisfy client needs.

Organizing Railway Transportation

Organizing Railway Transportation
Author: China (Republic : 1949- ). T'ieh tao pu
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 469
Release: 1965
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4273282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Crewe to Carlisle

Crewe to Carlisle
Author: Brian Reed
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 234
Release: 1969
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4273279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Collected Essays of Richard E Quandt

The Collected Essays of Richard E  Quandt
Author: Richard E. Quandt
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 864
Release: 1992-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781782543176
ISBN 13: 1782543171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collected Essays of Richard E Quandt Book Review:

Professor Richard Quandt has made a major contribution to the development of economics in the 20th century. The range and significance of his work has long required a collection of his essays which will allow his contribution to be assessed as a whole. Despite an early interest in microeconomic theory, Richard Quandt has devoted most of his career to econometrics and, in particular, modal split estimation. More recently his work has focused on the econometrics of disequilibrium models with reference to both free market and planned economies. As well as outlining his many articles in microtheory, general econometrics, disequilibrium modeling, financial economics and the economics of planned economies, this collection should have a particular value for all scholars interested in the emergence of the new economies in Eastern Europe, a subject to which Professor Quandt has applied himself in recent years. This book includes an introduction by Professor Quandt describing his early life in Budapest and the circumstances which led him to study economics in America.

Ethics and Economics

Ethics and Economics
Author: Alan P. Hamlin
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Pub
Total Pages: 625
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105020141318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics and Economics Book Review:

These volumes bring together important recent works by economists and philosophers on foundational topics; including the idea of utility and the role of preferences; interpersonal comparability and the commensurability of values, the relationship between rationality and morality, the status of rules, rights and norms, and fairness and equality.These readings collected here provide an overview of the key structural issues at the interface of ethics and economics. This reference collection will be welcomed by all those with an interest in economics and philosophy.