Weak utilities from acyclicity

Theory and Decision 47 (2):185-196 (1999)
Abstract
In this paper weak utilities are obtained for acyclic binary relations satisfying a condition weaker than semicontinuity on second countable topological spaces. In fact, in any subset of such a space we obtain a weak utility that characterizes the maximal elements as maxima of the function. The addition of separability of the relation yields the existence of semicontinuous representations. This property of the utility provides a result of existence of maximal elements for a class of spaces that include compact spaces. However, we offer a negative result that continuity may not be reached under such hypotheses
Keywords Utility  Partial order  Acyclicity  Maximal element  Semicontinuous utility
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 11,817
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Citations of this work BETA
Similar books and articles
Mark Moyer (2008). Weak and Global Supervenience Are Strong. Philosophical Studies 138 (1):125 - 150.
Ruth Kastner (2004). Weak Values and Consistent Histories in Quantum Theory. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 35 (1):57-71.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2010-09-02

Total downloads

3 ( #303,907 of 1,099,910 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #303,846 of 1,099,910 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.