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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Online publication date:
March 2010
Print publication year:
1998
Online ISBN:
9780511663727

Book description

This book represents a major contribution to game theory. It offers this conception of equilibrium in games: strategic equilibrium. This conception arises from a study of expected utility decision principles, which must be revised to take account of the evidence a choice provides concerning its outcome. The argument for these principles distinguishes reasons for action from incentives, and draws on contemporary analyses of counterfactual conditionals. The book also includes a procedure for identifying strategic equilibria in ideal normal-form games. In synthesizing decision theory and game theory in a powerful way this book will be of particular interest to all philosophers concerned with decision theory and game theory as well as economists and other social scientists.

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‘All in all the book is a true tour de force; it is one of the deepest and best-argued game-theoretical treatises I have ever read.’

Wlodek Rabinowicz - University of Uppsala

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