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Power over rationality

the Bush administration and the Gulf crisis

by Alex Roberto Hybel

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Published by State University of New York Press in Albany, N.Y .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Bush, George, 1924- -- Knowledge -- Persian Gulf Region.,
    • Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- United States -- Decision making.,
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-1993 -- Decision making.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-138) and index.

      StatementAlex Roberto Hybel ; [with a foreword by James Rosenau].
      SeriesSUNY series in the making of foreign policy
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS79.724.U6 H9 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 143 p. ;
      Number of Pages143
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1709025M
      ISBN 100791414213, 0791414221
      LC Control Number92010663

      This question has invited much navel-gazing over the definition of rationality in philosophical arenas. She works very hard, which she believes is a sacrifice of her own happiness. Takeaway: There are situations where the aims of C are best achieved if most people believe something else instead of C. For instance, the memory capabilities of small food-storing birds seem astounding by the standards of how we expect ourselves to perform at the same task.

      Of course, we are not saying that all simple heuristics are good; only some simple heuristics will perform well in any given environment. At the lower levels of processing, some human capabilities apparently involve calculations that seem surprisingly difficult e. At the same time, he stresses that unconscious intelligence relies on finding simple underlying patterns. In The Will to Knowledge, Foucault writes of [A] power that exerts a positive influence on life, that endeavours to administer, optimize, and multiply it, subjecting it to precise controls and comprehensive regulations.

      Nevertheless, it could be that the limitations of such rules of thumb would often constrain behavior enough to interfere with the fit with predictions. When participants are per cent certain of the answer, less than per cent tend to be correct. Naturally, "consistency" and "appropriate" and "acceptable" all vary widely from person to person, which is one of the major problems with claiming to be "rational". It can be used more generally of any government whose members are significantly older than the national average, which applies to many regimes see Strom Thurmondbut was particularly common in the latter days of Communism in Eastern Europe. This is actually a process of rationalization, where the outward appearance of reasoning is given, but the reality is not there. The letters tracing its history turned out to be fakes, referencing postal codes and bank accounts that did not exist until after the letters were supposedly written.


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Epistemocracy[ edit ] A utopian type of society and government in which people of rank, including those holding political office, are those who possess epistemic humility.

He is is also unable to lie. Harding looked so much like a respectable person inHenry Daugherty was impressed and helped him become president of the United States of America, while Harding himself did nothing extraordinary for his political career. Other versions of C might consider how equally these are divided among people, or include principles like honesty.

Ayn Rand says that, because human emotions are based on conceptual judgmentsthe very act of analyzing and judging an emotion will tend to change it.

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This also means adhering to basic facts about human nature, and the Objectivist moral principles that are derived from them. Patients with this type of brain damage did not lose their ability to think logically but suffered from a lack of emotional affect, rendering them unable to make ordinary, everyday decisions.

They asked their test subjects to remember negative or burdening experiences. Think selecting a legislature or executive in the same manner that a jury is presently selected.

This is commonly called " Analysis paralysis. Naturally, "consistency" and "appropriate" and "acceptable" all vary widely from person to person, which is one of the major problems with claiming to be "rational". A month later, War of the Worlds premiered, and Cruise got the biggest paycheck of his career.

At some level values did impinge on the selection of ends, and the means used to achieve them. Because Warren G. How is Tom Cruise on Oprah supposed to show anything? Takeaway: The question here is if murder is itself wrong, or is it just the effects of murder that are bad.

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It was formerly considered a more prestigious sort of wealth. Good luck with that. So if we can perform these calculations at that level in the hierarchy abilitieswhy should we not be able to evolve similar complex strategies to replace simple heuristics?

In The Will to Knowledge, Foucault writes of [A] power that exerts a positive influence on life, that endeavours to administer, optimize, and multiply it, subjecting it to precise controls and comprehensive regulations.

For example, Gladwell claims that prejudice can operate at an intuitive unconscious level, even in individuals whose conscious attitudes are not prejudiced.

Blink devotes a significant number of pages to the so-called theory of mind reading. If someone has premises deep in his subconscious that fight with his conscious conclusions, then certain emotions may be quite resistant to change.

Since Sam is unable to lie, the stranger realizes this and leaves Sam out in the desert. For example a panic on the stock exchange can be most conveniently analysed by attempting to determine first what the course of action would have been if it had not been influenced by irrational affects; it is then possible to introduce the irrational components as accounting for the observed deviations from this hypothetical course.

Sincethe members of this class elect 90 representatives who sit as the legislative body of the House of Lords.

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It is only after all of these questions have been asked and answered that a rational person acts toward the goal. When participants are per cent certain of the answer, less than per cent tend to be correct.

A person must act in accordance with all of these facts, if he is to consistently promote his life and happiness. This is what it means to act rationally, according to Ayn Rand: submitting your desires to the scrutiny of reason and never letting your emotions override facts in your evaluations of those desires, i.

Utilitarianism tries to maximize happiness minus misery. The winner of the title contest is the excellent Fabio Rojas.Rationality definition is - the quality or state of being rational. Recent Examples on the Web The rationality of financial planning and the intuition of therapy aren’t necessarily a natural fit.

— Belinda Luscombe, Time, "The New Way to (Finally) Stop Fighting Over Money With Your Spouse," 31 Oct. But the reason those campaigns are saying anything at all is fear — fear of a.

Power: Definition, Typology, Description, Examples, and Implications Dr. Ken Petress I. Power is the ability to influence others to believe, behave, or to value as those in power desire them to or to strengthen, validate, or confirm present beliefs, behaviors, or values.

Hobbes’s Moral and Political Philosophy First published Tue Feb 12, ; substantive revision Mon Apr 30, The 17 th Century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes is now widely regarded as one of a handful of truly great political philosophers, whose masterwork Leviathan rivals in significance the political writings of Plato, Aristotle.

Oct 10,  · Rationality and Rabbit Holes. October 10, And Thaler didn’t just document deviations from rationality, he showed that there are consistent, usable patterns in those deviations. The question, however, is how much difference this should make to the practice of economics. but in fact turn out to have no predictive power at all.

And. Jan 01,  · Free Online Library: Power Over Rationality: The Bush Administration and the Gulf Crisis. by "Arab Studies Quarterly (ASQ)"; Ethnic, cultural, racial issues Book reviews Books. power as any relationship within which one person could impose his will, regardless of any resistance from the other, whereas authority existed when there was a belief in the legitimacy of that power.