Getting Hooked: Rationality and Addiction

Type
Book
Authors
Elster ( Jon Elster )
Skog ( Ole-Jørgen Skog )
 
ISBN 10
1107010357 
ISBN 13
9780521763912 
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Publication Year
1999 
Pages
300 
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The essays in this volume offer the most thorough and up-to-date discussion available of the relationship between addiction and rationality. This is the only book-length treatment of the subject and includes contributions from philosophers, psychiatrists, neurobiologists, sociologists, and economists. The volume offers an up-to-date 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. - from Amzon 
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