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050 00 BF448|b.G744 2011 
082 00 153.8/3|222 
100 1  Greenfield, Kent. 
245 14 The myth of choice :|bpersonal responsibility in a world 
       of limits /|cKent Greenfield. 
264  1 New Haven ;|aLondon :|bYale University Press,|c[2011] 
264  4 |c©2011 
300    vii, 244 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  The centrality of choice -- Choices, choices, choices -- 
       In love with choice -- Limits and influences -- Our 
       choices, our brains -- Choice and culture -- Choice and 
       power -- Choice and the free market -- What to do -- The 
       problem with personal responsibility -- Umpires, judges, 
       and bad choices -- Building choice in a world of limits. 
520    Americans are fixated on the idea of choice. Our political
       theory is based on the consent of the governed. Our legal 
       system is built upon the argument that people freely make 
       choices and bear responsibility for them. And what slogan 
       could better express the heart of our consumer culture 
       than "Have it your way"?  In this book, the author poses 
       unsettling questions about the choices we make. What if 
       they are more constrained and limited than we like to 
       think? If we have less free will than we realize, what are
       the implications for us as individuals and for our 
       society? To uncover the answers, he taps into scholarship 
       on topics ranging from brain science to economics, 
       political theory to sociology. His discoveries, told 
       through an array of news events, personal anecdotes, crime
       stories, and legal decisions, confirm that many factors, 
       conscious and unconscious, limit our free will. Worse, by 
       failing to perceive them we leave ourselves open to 
       manipulation. But he offers useful suggestions to help us 
       become better decision makers as individuals, and to 
       ensure that in our laws and public policy we acknowledge 
       the complexity of choice. 
650  0 Choice (Psychology) 
650  0 Decision making. 
650  0 Responsibility. 
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