Hard Choices: Decision Making Under Unresolved Conflict

Cambridge University Press (1986)
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In this book, Isaac Levi denies this assumption, arguing instead that agents often should choose without having balanced the competing values and that rationality does not require that an act be optimal, only that it be what Levi terms 'admissible'. He explains the consequences of denying this assumption, and develops a general approach to decision making under unresolved conflict. He investigates the phenomenon of conflicting values in several areas, in each of which he develops a framework for rational deliberation between options. The bearing of the theory on moral dilemmas, scientific inference, decision making under risk and uncertainty, and theories of social welfare are all considered.
Keywords Decision making Moral and ethical aspects  Values  Conflict (Psychology  Social conflict
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Call number BJ1468.5.L48 1986
ISBN(s) 0521386306   9780521386302
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