DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2015.01.011
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Abstract: This paper examines the assumptions of the Rational Man (RM) model familiar in social and political studies. It is observed that the model is too restrictive in its explaining events and behavior in social and political situations. It is suggested that the assumptions of RM model should be relaxed using the familiar methods and techniques of elementary formal logic. The concept of relevance is then introduced to take account of a "weaker" formal requirement in an attempt to explain events and processes in hum…

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