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Indeterminacy and society, Russell Hardin

Label
Indeterminacy and society
Title
Indeterminacy and society
Statement of responsibility
Russell Hardin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
N$T
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1940-
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Hardin, Russell
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Social interaction
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Determinism (Philosophy)
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Determinism (Philosophy)
  • Social interaction
Summary expansion
In simple action theory, when people choose between courses of action, they know what the outcome will be. When an individual is making a choice "against nature," such as switching on a light, that assumption may hold true. But in strategic interaction outcomes, indeterminacy is pervasive and often intractable. Whether one is choosing for oneself or making a choice about a policy matter, it is usually possible only to make a guess about the outcome, one based on anticipating what other actors will do. In this book Russell Hardin asserts, in his characteristically clear and uncompromising prose, "Indeterminacy in contexts of strategic interaction ... Is an issue that is constantly swept under the rug because it is often disruptive to pristine social theory. But the theory is fake: the indeterminacy is real."In the course of the book, Hardin thus outlines the various ways in which theorists from Hobbes to Rawls have gone wrong in denying or ignoring indeterminacy, and suggests how social theories would be enhanced--and how certain problems could be resolved effectively or successfully--if they assumed from the beginning that indeterminacy was the normal state of affairs, not the exception. Representing a bold challenge to widely held theoretical assumptions and habits of thought, Indeterminacy and Society will be debated across a range of fields including politics, law, philosophy, economics, and business management
Label
Indeterminacy and society, Russell Hardin
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2003
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn851089850
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400848966
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt306cnj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)851089850
Label
Indeterminacy and society, Russell Hardin
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2003
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn851089850
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400848966
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt306cnj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)851089850

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