methodological individualism
Source Jim Devine
Date 07/08/04/15:31

SO FAR I'VE GOT a list of three "flavors" of meth. individualism:

1) the collective action problem, prisoners' dilemma, free-rider
problem, which are all about the contrast between individual
rationality and collective rationality.

2) the "representative agent" model, which equates individual and
collective rationality.


3) pure-and-simple micro economics, which focuses on micro rationality
with little concern for collective rationality.

is there a fourth?

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