Theology & Philosophy

Rationality and Liberty


Conferees explored alternative conceptions of rationality, the relationship of these with free will, and their implications for understanding liberty in the political, economic, and legal realms.


Conference Readings

Boudon, Raymond and François Bourricaud. A Critical Dictionary of Sociology. Translated by Peter Hamilton. Oxfordshire: Routledge and the University of Chicago, 1989.

Elster, Jon. Explaining Social Behavior: More Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Gigerenzer, Gerd and Henry Brighton. “Homo Heuristicus: Why Biased Minds Make Better Inferences.” Topics in Cognitive Science 1 (2009): 107-143.

Kahneman, Daniel. Thinking, Fast and Slow. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.

Nozick, Robert. The Nature of Rationality. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993.

Santanatoglia, Eliana M. and Federico G. M. Sosa Valle. “Friedrich A. Von Hayek: Selected Texts.” Journal Estudios Públicos 120 (December 2010): 245-332.

Simon, Herbert. “Bounded Rationality in Social Sciences: Today and Tomorrow.” Mind & Society 1, no. 1 (2000): 25-39.

Smith, Vernon. “Constructivist and Ecological Rationality in Economics.” The American Economic Review 93 (June 2003): 502-561.

Vanberg, Viktor. “Rationality, Rule-Following and Emotions: On the Economics of Moral Preferences.” Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena, Germany, 2006.

Vanberg, Viktor J. “On the Economics of Moral Preferences.” American Journal of Economics and Sociology 67, no. 4 (October 2008): 605-628.

Weber, Max. Economy and Society, Volume 1. Edited by Guenther Roth and Claus Wittich. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978.