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Vitriolic 1100 Words You Need Week 27 Day 3

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Vitriolic 1100 Words You Need Week 27 Day 3

Vitriolic 1100 Words You Need Week 27 Day 3

/ˌvɪt.riˈɒl.ɪk/ (adj)

caustic and incisive, expressing bitter hatred, contempt, venomous, hurtful, spiteful, cruel, acerbic, cruel, malicious, rancorous, sarcastic, vicious, like metallic sulfur

Chapter 3 presents one of the most inane defenses of the subject that I have ever read. Rational choice theory is hardly as controversial as the author seems to think it is, and I found the vitriolic language he used defending it to be borderline insane. It is hardly a broad leap to claim that many individuals act against their own goods, and I did not appreciate being compared to the cardinal who refused to look through Galileo’s telescope for considering it a flaw in rational choice theory. It is unacceptable to term rational choice theory “common sense”, spend thirteen pages on why you refuse to address logical counterarguments, and then throw heavy-handed insults at those who wonder about typical counterarguments. I have never before read a book otherwise rooted in logic and empirical results that managed to be offensive at the same time. There are many better arguments for rational choice theory to be found, and it serves as an almost paradoxical weak point to an otherwise intelligent and well argued book.

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Antonyms: kind, welcoming, congenial

Noun: vitriol

Adverb: vitriolically: severely, caustically, vehemently

Farsi: نمک جوهرگوگرد، زاج ، توتيا، سخن تند، جوهرگوگرد زدن به ، تند و سوزنده


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