Is there Still a Role for Rationality in Human Affairs
International Journal of Philosophy
Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2014, Pages: 15-20
Received: Mar. 26, 2014; Accepted: Apr. 9, 2014; Published: Apr. 20, 2014
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Samiul Parvez Ahmed, School of Business, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mohammed Tanvir Zubair Ahmed, Department of Business Administration, World University of Bangladesh (WUB), Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Abstract
In social science, the wider epistemological debates regarding polarizing perspectives of rationality (explanation through deterministic approach) and interpretive understanding (understanding through non-physical human mind) in explaining or making sense of lifeworld or social system have been critically examined in this paper. In doing so, this article explores Habermas’s Theory of Communicative Action (rationality in socially depended situation) and psychological (strategic action) Game Theory (a deterministic model for rational choice) and, hence, identifies an intriguing link between instrumental/mechanistic and non-instrumental issues regarding rationality concept
Keywords
Rationality, Natural Science Vs Social Science, Instrumental and Non-Instrumental Rationality
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Samiul Parvez Ahmed, Mohammed Tanvir Zubair Ahmed, Is there Still a Role for Rationality in Human Affairs, International Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014, pp. 15-20. doi: 10.11648/j.ijp.20140201.12
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