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dc.contributor.authorDekker, Sidney WA
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-15T03:11:28Z
dc.date.available2018-03-15T03:11:28Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0003-6870
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.apergo.2016.02.007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/99114
dc.description.abstractRational choice theory says that operators and others make decisions by systematically and consciously weighing all possible outcomes along all relevant criteria. This paper first traces the long historical arm of rational choice thinking in the West to Judeo-Christian thinking, Calvin and Weber. It then presents a case study that illustrates the consequences of the ethic of rational choice and individual responsibility. It subsequently examines and contextualizes Rasmussen's legacy of pushing back against the long historical arm of rational choice, showing that bad outcomes are not the result of human immoral choice, but the product of normal interactions between people and systems. If we don't understand why people did what they did, Rasmussen suggested, it is not because people behaved inexplicably, but because we took the wrong perspective.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalApplied Ergonomics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhilosophical Psychology (incl. Moral Psychology and Philosophy of Action)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Movement and Sports Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical Physiology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDesign Practice and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode220311
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1106
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1116
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1203
dc.titleRasmussen's legacy and the long arm of rational choice
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
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gro.griffith.authorDekker, Sidney


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