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The Structure of Values and Norms

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Probability, Induction and Decision Theory

  • Date Published: July 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521037235

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  • Formal representations of values and norms are employed in several academic disciplines and specialties, such as economics, jurisprudence, decision theory, and social choice theory. Hansson has developed a unified formal representation of values and norms that reflects both their static and their dynamic properties. This formalized treatment, carried out in terms of both informal value theory and precise logical detail, will contribute to the clarification of certain issues in the basic philosophical theory of values and norms.

    • Changes of both preferences and norms, not only their static properties, are analysed
    • Offers explicit discussion of principles for formal representation
    • Provides a unified approach to norms and values that is carried out both in terms of informal value theory and in considerable logical detail
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...specialist readers will appreciate the way that this publication provides them, in effect, with revised, coordinated and extended versions of the author's papers scattered in the journal literature." David Makinson, Mathematical Reviews

    "Hansson's study is very clear... It is a dense and rich study, with an abundant set of formal terms, definitions, and theorems. It is a valuable study also for its numerous examples drawn from real life." Symbolic Logic

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521037235
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 154 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Formalization
    Part I. Values:
    2. Exclusionary preferences
    3. Preference states
    4. Changes in exclusionary preferences
    5. Constructing combinative preferences
    6. Pairwise combinative preferences
    7. Decision-guiding combinative preferences
    8. Monadic value predicates
    Part II. Norms:
    9. A starting point for deontic logic
    10. Situationist deontic logic
    11. Conflicts and counterfactuals
    12. Rules and normative systems
    13. Legal relations
    14. Afterthought
    Index of symbols
    General index.

  • Author

    Sven Ove Hansson, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

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