Nonetheless, our approaches are similar: we both assume agents are less than hyperrational
and stress the importance of historical acceptance.
RAND, says Kuklick, "had a hyperrational
idea of what policymakers might achieve, especially when brilliant social scientists joined enlightened leaders" (127).
The extraterrestrial future humans are hyperrational
and emotionless; they have no concept of history and no need for feeling.
We are left only with cultural dupes or "hyperrational
In their examination of public rhetoric surrounding the 1978 accident at the Three Mile Island (Pennsylvania) nuclear power plant, Farrell and Goodnight depict a degraded nuclear-public sphere in which expert speakers offer hyperrational
, narrowly drawn, sanitized, and largely inaccessible discourse which primarily validates its own contingent premises rather than serving the public goods of consensus and informed consent.
But there are key differences: Baudelaire imagines these acts of torture, whereas Sade's characters carry them out; Baudelaire does not use hyperrational
and morally neutral discourse to describe and justify these acts but is prone to dramatic outbursts; elements of remorse--the de Maistrean strand of his thinking--are often present in Baudelaire, whereas for Sade remorse is unthinkable because it is a barrier to further sexual enjoyment.
In countering modernity's hyperrational
rejection of any religious belief or practice not defensible through reason alone, Milbank (at least on key points) merely reverses modernity's approach, as he criticizes any reason that does not proceed from the premises of the revealed Christian metanarrative.
For example, the utility of the hyperrational
game-theory model likely increases under extreme competitive pressure while "garbage can" models will arguably find more theoretical utility in low-pressure environments.
They don't, like the Kesh, "give back." Their way is hyperrational
and brutally instrumental--"straight, single, terrible" (210).
In the conclusion of the document, the commission offers its study as a careful, ecumenical reading of the scriptures that illuminates "in a new way the place of Mary in the economy of hope and grace." The commission crafted this new way from the middle of the spectrum of contemporary positions on Mary, having nothing to do with the politics of the Catholic right or the hyperrational
biases of many Catholic progressive theologians.
"Henry's blithe, bourgeois sentiments, the decency of which go unchallenged throughout Saturday, hardly provide the heft necessary to carry a novel ...," Szalai writes, leading readers to believe that Henry's hyperrational
In words, (1) assumes a benign informational environment, which allows a "HyperRational
Expectations Hypothesis" to hold.