Popp, Alexandru W. A. (2008): The epistemic value of rationality.
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Models of rational choice use different definitions of rationality. However, there is no clear description of the latter. We recognize rationality as a conceptual conglomerate where reason, judgment, deliberation, relativity, behavior, experience, and pragmatism interact. Using our definition, the game theoretic idealized principle of rationality becomes absolute. Our model gives a more precise account of the players, of their true behavior. We show that the Rational Method (RM) is the only process that can be used to achieve a specific goal. We also provide schematics of how information, beliefs, knowledge, actions, and purposes interact with and influence each other in order to achieve a specific goal. Furthermore, ration, the ability to think in the RM framework, is a singularity in time and space. Having a unilateral definition of rationality, different models and theories have now a common ground on which we can judge their soundness.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The epistemic value of rationality|
|Keywords:||conceptual conglomerate, traditional rationality, rational method, ration|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C79 - Other
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C9 - Design of Experiments > C99 - Other
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C70 - General
D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D83 - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B0 - General > B00 - General
|Depositing User:||Alexandru W. A. Popp|
|Date Deposited:||02. Oct 2009 10:15|
|Last Modified:||20. Feb 2013 13:11|
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