Schelling, Thomas C. Choice and Consequence

ISBN 13: 9780674127715

Choice and Consequence

4.06 avg rating
( 107 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780674127715: Choice and Consequence
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Thomas Schelling is a political economist “conspicuous for wandering”―an errant economist. In Choice and Consequence, he ventures into the area where rationality is ambiguous in order to look at the tricks people use to try to quit smoking or lose weight. He explores topics as awesome as nuclear terrorism, as sordid as blackmail, as ineffable as daydreaming, as intimidating as euthanasia. He examines ethical issues wrapped up in economics, unwrapping the economics to disclose ethical issues that are misplaced or misidentified.

With an ingenious, often startling approach, Schelling brings new perspectives to problems ranging from drug abuse, abortion, and the value people put on their lives to organized crime, airplane hijacking, and automobile safety. One chapter is a clear and elegant exposition of game theory as a framework for analyzing social problems. Another plays with the hypothesis that our minds are not only our problem-solving equipment but also the organ in which much of our consumption takes place.

What binds together the different subjects is the author’s belief in the possibility of simultaneously being humane and analytical, of dealing with both the momentous and the familiar. Choice and Consequence was written for the curious, the puzzled, the worried, and all those who appreciate intellectual adventure.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Thomas C. Schelling was Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Economics and School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland and Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, at Harvard University. He was co-recipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Economics.

Review:

“Whether one is looking for evidence and insights on the rationality or the irrationality of man, Choice and Consequence is one of the very best places to look... Mr. Schelling’s book is a superb place to get a sense of both the need for and the dangers of the assumption of rationality.”New York Times

“Without exception, the essays are witty, erudite and stimulating.”Wall Street Journal

“What makes Schelling such a pleasure to read, apart from his lean, clear, wry conversational style, is the shrewdness and human insight with which he breaks down complex problems and phenomena into their parts, permitting systematic understanding to develop.”The New Republic

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780674127708: Choice and Consequence

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0674127706 ISBN 13:  9780674127708
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr, 1984
Hardcover

9788130909189: Choice and Consequence [Paperback] [Jan 01, 2008] Thomas C Schelling

Viva B..., 2008
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Thomas C. Schelling
Published by Harvard Univ Press
ISBN 10: 0674127714 ISBN 13: 9780674127715
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:

Book Description Harvard Univ Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 3912585

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Schelling, Thomas C.
Published by Harvard University Press (1985)
ISBN 10: 0674127714 ISBN 13: 9780674127715
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
pickabook
(San francisco, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Harvard University Press, 1985. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # mon0000207903

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Schelling, Thomas C.; Schelling, T.c.
ISBN 10: 0674127714 ISBN 13: 9780674127715
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 595240-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.97
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Thomas C Schelling
Published by Harvard 1986-07-01, Cambridge, Mass. |London (1986)
ISBN 10: 0674127714 ISBN 13: 9780674127715
New paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Harvard 1986-07-01, Cambridge, Mass. |London, 1986. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780674127715

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 36.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.16
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Schelling, Thomas C.
Published by Harvard University Press 10/15/1985 (1985)
ISBN 10: 0674127714 ISBN 13: 9780674127715
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Harvard University Press 10/15/1985, 1985. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Choice and Consequence. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780674127715

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 46.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Schelling, Thomas C.; Schelling, T.c.
ISBN 10: 0674127714 ISBN 13: 9780674127715
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPricesUK
(Castle Donington, DERBY, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 595240-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 18.51
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

SCHELLING
ISBN 10: 0674127714 ISBN 13: 9780674127715
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description 1986. Condition: NEW. 9780674127715 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE01464164

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Schelling, Thomas C.
Published by Harvard University Press (1985)
ISBN 10: 0674127714 ISBN 13: 9780674127715
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Harvard University Press, 1985. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0674127714

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 46.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.78
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Thomas C. Schelling
Published by Harvard University Press (1985)
ISBN 10: 0674127714 ISBN 13: 9780674127715
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Harvard University Press, 1985. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0674127714

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 48.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Tc Schelling
Published by Harvard University Press 1986-07-01 (1986)
ISBN 10: 0674127714 ISBN 13: 9780674127715
New Paperback Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Harvard University Press 1986-07-01, 1986. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6666-WLY-9780674127715

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 17.71
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book