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The Resource Getting hooked : rationality and addiction, edited by Jon Elster, Ole-Jørgen Skog

Getting hooked : rationality and addiction, edited by Jon Elster, Ole-Jørgen Skog

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Getting hooked : rationality and addiction
Title
Getting hooked
Title remainder
rationality and addiction
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jon Elster, Ole-Jørgen Skog
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The essays in this volume offer a thorough discussion of the relationship between addiction and rationality. This book-length treatment of the subject includes contributions from philosophers, psychiatrists, neurobiologists, sociologists and economists. Contrary to the widespread view that addicts are subject to overpowering and compulsive urges, the authors in this volume demonstrate that addicts are capable of making choices and responding to incentives. At the same time they disagree with Gary Becker's argument that addiction is the result of rational choice. The volume offers an exposition of the neurophysiology of addiction, a critical examination of the Becker theory of rational addiction, an argument for a 'visceral theory of addiction', a discussion of compulsive gambling as a form of addiction, several discussions of George Ainslie's theory of hyperbolic discounting, analyses of social causes and policy implications, and an investigation of the problem of relapse
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
616.86
Index
index present
LC call number
RC533
LC item number
.G45 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Elster, Jon
  • Skog, Ole-Jørgen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Addicts
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Substance abuse
  • Self-control
  • Choice (Psychology)
Label
Getting hooked : rationality and addiction, edited by Jon Elster, Ole-Jørgen Skog
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781139173223
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 286 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139173223
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Getting hooked : rationality and addiction, edited by Jon Elster, Ole-Jørgen Skog
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781139173223
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 286 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139173223
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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