Critique the Explanation of Rational Choice


  • Phichai Ratnatilaka Na Bhuket An Associate Professor of Faculty of Social and Environmental Development, National Institute of Development Administration




This article aim to understand and critique the paradigm of rational choice explanation-proposing the formal analysis of human’s societal decision makings utilizing reasons based on a set of beliefs and proposes. This paradigm appears in various theories of economics, such as; Game theory, probability theory, and theory of public goods. However, this paradigm falls under contests within and between groups of social scientists-especially a number of social scientists believe that the explanation of economic rational choice is too abstract for explanation of human actions living under different cultural contexts.


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