hyperrationality


Also found in: Financial.

hyperrationality

  1. the one-sided application of systems-level rationality at the expense of the ‘rationality’ of the ‘life-world’ – INTERNAL COLONIZATION OF THE LIFE-WORLD.
  2. the ‘unprecedented’, and ‘far greater degree’ of reliance, on ‘rationality which Ritzer and Lemoyne (1991) see as decisive in the Japanese postwar economic ‘miracle’. For these authors, Japanese success, and the creation of‘hyperrationality’, has its origins in a fusion of Western and indigenous systems of ‘formal rationality’ with ‘substantive, theoretical and practical rationality’. See also JAPANIZATION.