A foundation for causal decision theory

Topoi 5 (1):3-19 (1986)
The primary aim of this paper is the presentation of a foundation for causal decision theory. This is worth doing because causal decision theory (CDT) is philosophically the most adequate rational decision theory now available. I will not defend that claim here by elaborate comparison of the theory with all its competitors, but by providing the foundation. This puts the theory on an equal footing with competitors for which foundations have already been given. It turns out that it will also produce a reply to the most serious objections made so far against CDT and against the particular version of CDT I will defend.
Keywords causal decision theory  conditional preference  K-expectation  Skyrms  Fishburn  representation theorem
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DOI 10.1007/BF00137825
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David Lewis (1981). Causal Decision Theory. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 59 (1):5 – 30.

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Jordan Howard Sobel (1986). Notes on Decision Theory: Old Wine in New Bottles. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 64 (4):407 – 437.
Brian Skyrms (1990). Ratifiability and the Logic of Decision1. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 15 (1):44-56.

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