FOUNDATIONS OF CAUSAL DECISION THEORY, THE

FOUNDATIONS OF CAUSAL DECISION THEORY, THE

This book defends the view that any adequate account of rational decision making must take a decision maker’s beliefs about causal relations into account.The early chapters of the book introduce the non-specialist to the rudiments of expected utility theory. The major technical advance offered by the book is a ‘representation theorem’ that shows that both causal decision theory and its main rival, Richard Jeffrey’s logic of decision, are both instances of a more general conditional decision theory. The book shows how to obtain a unique utility and probability representation for preferences and judgements of comparative likelihood. The book also contains a major new discussion of what it means to suppose that some event occurs or that some proposition is true.
Editora: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN: 0521641640
ISBN13: 9780521641647
Número de Páginas: 284
Acabamento: HARDCOVER
Formato: 15.00 x 23.10 cm.
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