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The Art of Self-Persuasion By Raymond Boudon

The Art of Self-Persuasion
by Raymond Boudon

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aeo This book is a major new contribution to the analysis of rationality and belief. aeo Boudon is one of the leading sociologists in Europe today, his work is well known in the English--speaking world. aeo It will be welcomed by students and scholars in the social sciences.
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The Art of Self-Persuasion: The Social Explanation of False Beliefs by Raymond Boudon

In this book Raymond Boudon examines the main theories for the explanation of beliefs, providing a major contribution to the analysis of beliefs and the theory of rationality.

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The Art of Self-Persuasion Reviews

"The simple title of this erudite and eclectic book does not do justice to the complexity or range of phenomena examined by Boudon. Students of the history of science, philosophy of science, sociology of knowledge, and psychology will find this a challenging and well--argued work. Upper--division undergraduate through professional." Choice "This is a well--written volume with wide implications for the sociology of knowledge that should be useful for a variety of advanced courses." BSA Network "Cautious, logical, and fresh ... philosophically, Boudon stands forth as martial voice for social science, ready to defend, from the persistent attacks of antiscientific hyperbole, a sociological tradition won at great cost over the last 100 years." American Journal of Sociology "I hope this book will be followed by a debate about the issues it raises because it deserves that kind of attention." Acta Sociologica

About Raymond Boudon

Raymond Boudon is one of the leading sociologists in Europe today. His previous books include The Analysis of Ideology (Polity, 1989) and Theories of Social Change (Polity, 1991).

Table of Contents

Preface. Part I:. 1. The Powers that Induce us to Agree. 2. Good Reasons for Believing in False Ideas. 3. Simmela s Model. 4. Hyperbole Machines. Part II: . 5. Questions and Answers. 6. No Effect Without Cause. 7. Truth is Unique. 8. Words and Things. Part III:. 9. Reason with a Small. 10. Simmel and the Theory of Knowledge. Notes. Index.

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The Art of Self-Persuasion: The Social Explanation of False Beliefs by Raymond Boudon
Raymond Boudon
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