Rational choice theory

Its merits and limits in explaining and predicting cultural behavior


  • Yurdagul Kilinc Adanali Selcuk University, Turkey




PhD thesis summary, Yurdagul Kilinc Adanali, rational choice theory, cultural behaviour, public choice theory

Author Biography

Yurdagul Kilinc Adanali, Selcuk University, Turkey

Yurdagul Kilinc Adanali is Assistant Professor at the Philosophy Department of Selcuk University. She completed her master's degree with a thesis on Wittgenstein's philosophy of language. She obtained a PhD in philosophy from Middle East Technical University under the supervision of S. Halil Turan. Adanali conducted research on rationality, rational choice, and public choice at Columbia University and George Mason University (2011-2012). As an officer at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Turkey, she works in various projects of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage and has become an expert with her study entitled Culture and cultural rights in the context of public choice theory (2007-2015). Her research interests concern the division of rationality as substantive and instrumental.




How to Cite

Adanali, Y. K. (2017). Rational choice theory: Its merits and limits in explaining and predicting cultural behavior. Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, 10(1), 137–141. https://doi.org/10.23941/ejpe.v10i1.272



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