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Religion and rational choice

Shivesh Chandra Thakur

Religion and rational choice

by Shivesh Chandra Thakur

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Published by Barnes & Noble in Totowa, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion -- Philosophy.,
  • Religions.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementShivesh Chandra Thakur.
    SeriesLibrary of philosophy and religion
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL51 .T413 1981
    The Physical Object
    Pagination122 p. ;
    Number of Pages122
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3846992M
    ISBN 100389200476
    LC Control Number81164009

    Other Religion Commons, and theReligious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion Commons This Book Chapter is brought to you for free and open access by the Department of Philosophy at eCommons. It has been accepted for inclusion in Christian Science, Rational Choice.   In addition, rational choice also has much to offer in the study of religious terrorism, despite the metaphysical dimensions of belief. This chapter discusses the assumptions of the rational choice model, its use in terrorism research and applicability to the study of religious terrorism, objections to the model, and its future applications.

      The Theory of Rational Addictions, by Gary Becker & Kevin Murphy (), was a rational choice model that became a standard tool for economists modeling addictive approach differs from other theories of addiction by modeling addictive behavior as the gradual implementation of a rational, forward‐looking plan, where consumption at any . SHOFAR Summer Vol. 16, No.4 Rational Choice Theory and Religion: Summary and Assessment, edited by Lawrence A. Young. New York: Routledge, pp. $ (c); $ (p). The discovery of rational choice theory by students of religion is one of the most important developments in recent years. Although it has been common to refer to the .

    The rational choice theory has been applied to religions, among others by the sociologists Rodney Stark ( –) and William Sims Bainbridge ( –). They see religions as systems of "compensators", and view human beings as "rational actors, making choices that she or he thinks best, calculating costs and benefits".   Rational choice theory comes in many varieties, depending on the assumptions that are made concerning preferences, beliefs, and constraints—the key elements of all rational choice explanations. Preferences denote the positive or negative evaluations individuals attach to possible outcomes of their actions.


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Rational Choice Theory and Religion considers one of the major developments in the social scientific paradigms that promises to foster a greater theoretical unity among Religion and rational choice book disciplines of sociology, political science, economics and psychology.

Applying the theory of rational choice--the theory that each individual will make her choice to maximize gain and minimize cost--to the study of religion Price: $   Rational Choice Theory and Religion considers one of the major developments in the social scientific paradigms that promises to foster a greater theoretical unity among the disciplines of sociology, political science, economics and psychology.

Applying the theory of rational choice--the theory that each individual will make her choice to maximize gain and minimize cost--to the study of religion Cited by:   Douglas J.

Davies, Religion No 1, January `I much enjoyed this book as both a critical and a creative essay in the sociology of religion' Douglas J.

Davies, Religion No 1, January `Bruce expertly hammers in the nails with respect to secularization in Western Europe.' David Martin, TLS. Rational Choice Theory and Religion considers one of the major developments in the social scientific paradigms that promises to foster a greater theoretical unity among the disciplines of sociology, political science, economics and psychology/5.

This chapter discusses the work of several scholars who are identified with the phenomenological image of religion and considers the relationship of the phenomenological image to rational choice models of religion.

Most scholars agree that religion had undergone a process of institutional differentiation and privatization, that shift did not necessarily mean that religion was in decline.

Rational Choice Theory and Religion. DOI link for Rational Choice Theory and Religion. Rational Choice Theory and Religion book. Summary and Assessment. Edited By Lawrence A. Young. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Cited by: 1. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Thakur, Shivesh Chandra.

Religion and rational choice. Totowa, N.J.: Barnes & Noble, © (OCoLC) Choice and Religion: A Critique of Rational Choice Theory - Steve Bruce - Google Books. "Choice and Religion provides a detailed critique of 'rational choice' to demonstrate that industrialisation.

Rational Choice Theory and Religion: Summary and Assessment. Rational Choice Theory and Religion.: Rational Choice Theory and Religion considers one of. Religion and rational choice (Book, ) [] Get this from a library. Religion and rational choice. Inspired by the work of Gary Becker, there have been a number of recent attempts to apply economic models to religious behavior and belief.

This essay argues that while religious behavior may be rational in the most general sense of being reasoned and reasonable, it is not illuminated by the application of expectations of economic rationality or of rational choice.

their book to Homans. In a previous article I co-authored a critique of elements of the Stark and Bainbridge theory (Wallis and Bruce, ).

Here I want to rectify an omission from that discussion by drawing attention to what I now see as a generic failing of applying a rational choice model to religious behavior. Rational choice offers to replace a hotchpotch of ideas with a more coherent theory that accounts for all the important facts of religious life.

For the old notion that religion is doomed it substitutes the idea that religion is alive and well in modern societies. Rational Choice Theory and Religion considers one of the major developments in the social scientific paradigms that promises to foster a greater theoretical unity among the disciplines of sociology, political science, economics and psychology.

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The rational choice approach to the "scientific" study of religion has been stimulated by a great number of individual contributions of both a theoretical and an empirical nature but especially by the appearance of A Theory of Religion (Lang ).

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The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. Rational Choice Theory and Religion: Summary and Assessment.

Routledge, Paperback. Used:Good. Description Rational Choice Theory and Religion considers one of the major developments in the social scientific paradigms that promises to foster a greater theoretical unity among the disciplines of sociology, political science, economics and psychology/5(7).

Choice and Religion provides a detailed critique of the 'rational choice' approach to religion to demonstrate that industrialisation has secularised the western world and that diversity, far from making religion more popular by allowing individuals to maximize their returns, undermines it.

The Cambridge Companion to Religion and Terrorism - edited by James R. Lewis July Skip to main content Accessibility help We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites.The field applies rational choice theory to the theory of religion such that supply and demand are used to model the development and success of organized religions.

Major proponents of the theory include William Sims Bainbridge, Roger Finke, Laurence Iannaccone, and Rodney Stark. Rational Choice Theory and Religion considers one of the major developments in the social scientific paradigms that promises to foster a greater theoretical unity among the disciplines of sociology, political science, economics and psychology.

Applying the theory of rational choice--the theory that each individual will make her choice to maximize gain and Brand: Taylor And Francis.