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Rationality and Capitalist Schooling
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In the field of philosophy of mind, the concepts of rational behavior, rational choice theory, and instrumental rationality (the 'practical reasoning' version of rationality) are important in trying to make statements and conclusions about human thinking and behavior in general. Rational choice theory is also considered a normative but not a descriptive or positive theory. Much of economic theory is based on the principle that economic agents usually or always behave rationally in maximizingdoi:10.2139/ssrn.3356575 fatcat:vjaf6qluibhzllp5x57q6eglly