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Principle Of Rationality

A principle coined by Karl R. Popper in his Harvard Lecture of 1963, and published in his book Myth of Framework. It is related to what he called the ‘logic of the situation’ in an Economica article of 1944/1945, published later in his book The Poverty of Historicism. According to Popper’s rationality principle, agents act in the most adequate way according to the objective situation. It is an idealized conception of human behavior which he used to drive his model of situational analysis.