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Rational animal Bertrand Russell satirized the concept that man is rational, saying "Man is a rational animal — so at least I have been told. Throughout a long life I have been looked diligently for evidence in favour of this statement, but so far I have not had the good fortune to come across it." The humor of his observation derives from an equivocation between describing mankind as rational (i.e., that all members of the species has the potential to think, whether that potential is realized or not) and describing an individual person as rational (i.e., the person actually can think well, avoid biases, make valid inferences, etc.).
Rational herding In economics and finance, rational herding is a situation in which market participants react to information about the behavior of other market agents or participants rather than the behavior of the market, and the fundamental transactions.
Rational Synergy The company was somewhat successful, but lacked experienced leadership and started to lose market-share to ClearCase. In 1991 the company was nearly broke and the original developers walked out "en masse". A new CEO, John Wark, was brought in, and the company was relaunched, although without the developers. Both CaseWare and Amplify Control were renamed to Continuus Software in 1993.
Rational egoism Rational egoism (also called rational selfishness) is the principle that an action is rational if and only if it maximizes one's self-interest. The view is a normative form of egoism. It is distinct from psychological egoism (according to which people are "motivated" only to act in their own self-interest) and ethical egoism (that moral agents "ought" only to do what is in their own self-interest).
Rational egoism The "selfish gene" model of evolution suggests that human (and animal) behaviors that seem altruistic are actually selfish, if viewed from the perspective of genes/phenotypes. People help each other "selflessly" because copies of their own genes also exist in others, so behaviors that help the genes survive are selected for, with the altruistic drive decreasing with genetic distance.
Rational point For example, is a rational point in 2-dimensional space, because and are rational numbers. A special case of a rational point is an integer point, that is, a point all of whose coordinates are integers. For example, is an integer point in 3-dimensional space. These are also called integral points.
Rational point More generally, a -rational point is a point in a space where each coordinate of the point belongs to the field , as well as being an elements of a larger field containing the field . A special case of -rational points are those that belong to a ring of algebraic integers existing inside the field .
Rational point Sometimes, when no confusion is possible, or when is the field of the rational numbers, we say "rational points" instead of "-rational points".
Rational addiction Though controversial, this theoretical approach has become "one of the standard models in the literature on addictive behavior" in economics, and a variety of extensions and modifications have been developed and published by other authors over the years. A survey of researchers who had authored or co-authored peer-reviewed articles on rational addiction theory indicates that the researchers see the theories as successful in a number of ways: 73% of the respondents see them as extending and enriching consumer theory, 56% see them as containing relevant insights on the welfare effects of addictive goods and public policies towards these, 44% see them as providing useful tools for predicting aggregate consumption behavior, 39% see them as providing insights into how addicts choose that are relevant for treatment professionals, and 27% see them as providing evidence that addictions are actually a sequence of rational, welfare maximizing choices.
Rational addiction Criticism of rational addiction theories have emerged along different lines. One strand of criticism is the already mentioned econometric work. A prominent critic working along different lines is the philosopher Jon Elster who in a series of works has claimed that theories in Becker's framework are conceptually incoherent in their view of preferences, as well as inconsistent with the ambivalence and desire for increased self-regulation that is empirically displayed by many addicts. Economist Ole Rogeberg has used the theories as a case example of what he calls "absurd theories" in economics, and argues that the theories "illustrate how absurd choice theories in economics get taken seriously as possibly true explanations and tools for welfare analysis despite being poorly interpreted, empirically unfalsifiable, and based on wildly inaccurate assumptions selectively justified by "ad hoc" stories."