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Beyond rationalism: the moral dimension of state motivation

Rationalism, or the idea that agents guide their behaviors based on an understanding of fundamentally material self-interest, dominates most theoretical and applied treatments of topics in political economy.  In other … Continue reading

May 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Isaiah Berlin’s Karl Marx and a Marxist-Materialist Argument for Regulation of Industry

One fundamental point of tension in the realm of Political Science is that between rationalism and idealism.  The rationalist argument asserts that individuals, classes, and societies at large make decisions … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · Leave a comment