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“Self-Fulfilling Prophecy” and Rationality

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  • “予言の自己成就” と合理性
  • ヨゲン ノ ジコ ジョウジュ ト ゴウリセイ ブール ダイスウ ブンセキ ニヨ
  • Thought Experiment by Boolean Analysis
  • ブール代数分析による思考実験

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Abstract

While many researchers claim that the phenomenon of self-fulfilling prophecy is a product of false definition of the situation, some argue that it is explained by the mechanism involving weak (subjective) rationality. Using Boolean analysis, this paper explores various mechanisms leading to the phenomenon.<BR>The results of the analysis show that weak rationality itself is not sufficient to explain the phenomenon ; actor's believing the prophecy is also important. Revising R. K. Merton's exemplification, we can describe consistently the phenomenon as social dilemma under the condition that actors receive a prophecy threatening their interests.

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  • CRID
    1390282679270761216
  • NII Article ID
    110000226175
  • NII Book ID
    AN00109823
  • DOI
    10.4057/jsr.47.156
  • ISSN
    18842755
    00215414
  • NDL BIB ID
    4082799
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    • JaLC
    • NDL
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    • CiNii Articles
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