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This anthology is intended for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in such disciplines as philosophy, psychology, economics, and political science. It includes twenty-one selections falling under three main categories: individual decision theory; game theory and group decision-making; reasons, desires and intentionality. All the pieces have been published before in journals and have proven long term importance to theoretical work in rational action. The volume includes a general introduction on decision theory and a topical bibliography.
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- Date Published: October 1990
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521385985
- length: 504 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm
- weight: 0.73kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. Individual Decision Theory: Concepts and Foundations:
1. Decisions under certainty, risk and uncertainty
2. Problems and revisions
3. Newcomb's problem and causal decision theory
Part II. Game Theory and Group Decision-Making:
1. Games, cooperation and the prisoner's dilemma
2. Impossibility theorems for social choice
Part III. Reasons, Desires, and Irrationality:
1. Reasons, desires and values
Part IV. Bibliography on Rational Decision-Making.
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