Explaining Social Behavior: More Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1107416413
ISBN-10: 1107416418
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"After donning, for the first edition of this book, his shining analytical armor to illuminate what obscurantists desperately don’t want you to see, Jon Elster is on the attack again. Spurred in equal measure by a ceaseless desire to improve his own analyses and by "the alarming rise of nonsense masquerading as scholarship," he has produced a fortified new edition, adding to and refining the previous material."
Diego Gambetta, European University Institute, Florence

"This is a delightfully engaging book by one of the best thinkers of our age. Elster offers illuminating insights into a wide variety of fundamental psychological and social phenomena. Always charming as well as lucid, in this superb new edition Elster gives intriguing answers to fascinating questions."
Kent Berridge, University of Michigan

Book Description

A substantially revised edition of Jon Elster's critically acclaimed book exploring the nature of social behavior and the social sciences.

Product details

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition (July 28, 2015)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 516 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1107416418
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1107416413
  • Item Weight : 1.65 pounds
  • Dimensions : 6 x 1.17 x 9 inches
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