Strategies of Commitment and Other Essays

Strategies of Commitment and Other Essays

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All of the essays in this new collection by Thomas Schelling convey his unique perspective on individuals and society. This perspective has several characteristics: it is strategic in that it assumes that an important part of people's behavior is motivated by the thought of influencing other people's expectations; it views the mind as being separable into two or more parts (rational/irrational; present-minded/future-minded); it is motivated by policy concerns--smoking and other addictions, global warming, segregation, nuclear war; and while it accepts many of the basic assumptions of economics--that people are forward-looking, rational decision makers, that resources are scarce, and that incentives are important--it is open to modifying them when appropriate, and open to the findings and insights of other social science disciplines. Schelling--a 2005 Nobel Prize winner-- has been one of the four or five most important social scientists of the past fifty years, and this collection shows why.I. ANTICIPATORY SELF-COMMAND This obstetrical example, though special in certain respects, is not a bad paradigm for the general anomaly of anticipatory self-command. That is ... Push me out of the plane when ita#39;s my turn to parachute.


Title:Strategies of Commitment and Other Essays
Author: Thomas C. Schelling
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2007-09-01
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