Passions within reason is a remarkably prescient and insightful book drawing upon behavioral research of the decade leading to its publication 1988 it is also a rather subtle book even though i used in in a college course i taught in 1989 i do not believe i really understood it until i reread it very recently. A great book on the role of emotions in human behavior here are my reading notes introduction emotions serve as a commitment device they could be inborn or culturally acquired but its important that the people having them be noticeably different on average. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for passions within reason the strategic role of the emotions at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. The me generation has justified itself by appealing to social scientists who see selfishness as the only rational basis for action but what are we to make of selfless acts in business personal life even politics in this provocative book robert frank shows us that looking out for number one may require that we look out for others too. Ebscohost serves thousands of libraries with premium essays articles and other content including passions within reason the strategic role of the emotions get access to over 12 million other articles
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