David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Economics and Philosophy 28 (2):117-132 (2012)
In decision-making involving multiple criteria or attributes, a decision maker first identifies all relevant evaluative attributes in making decisions. Then, a dominance principle is often invoked whenever applicable: whenever an option x is better than an option y in terms of some attribute and no worse than y in terms of any other attributes, x is judged to be better than y. If, however, this dominance principle is not applicable, then the decision maker determines the relative importance between the identified evaluative attributes, consults with contextual features of the options under consideration, and makes a decision. It is shown that the combination of these principles runs into problems in the presence of rationality properties, such as transitivity, and a weak continuity requirement on decisions. The paper gives examples from welfare economics, and theories of individual and group decisions.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
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
Amartya Sen (1999). Commodities and Capabilities. Oxford University Press India.
Caspar Hare (2007). Rationality and the Distant Needy. Philosophy and Public Affairs 35 (2):161–178.
Marc Fleurbaey (2007). Social Choice and Just Institutions: New Perspectives. Economics and Philosophy 23 (1):15-43.
Citations of this work BETA
Peter Vallentyne & Bertil Tungodden (2013). Liberal Resourcism: Problems and Possibilities. Journal of Social Philosophy 44 (4):348-369.
Similar books and articles
Christian List (2004). A Model of Path-Dependence in Decisions Over Multiple Propositions. American Political Science Review 98 (3):495-513.
Noël Pauwels, Bartel van De Walle, Frank Hardeman & Karel Soudan (2000). The Implications of Irreversibility in Emergency Response Decisions. Theory and Decision 49 (1):25-51.
Mark J. Machina (2000). Barrett and Arntzenius's Infinite Decision Puzzle. Theory and Decision 49 (3):291-295.
Thierry Magnac & Jean-Marc Robin (1999). Dynamic Stochastic Dominance in Bandit Decision Problems. Theory and Decision 47 (3):267-295.
Narayanan Srinivasan & Sumitava Mukherjee (2010). Attribute Preference and Selection in Multi-Attribute Decision Making: Implications for Unconscious and Conscious Thought. Consciousness and Cognition 19 (2):644-652.
Michael Bommer, Clarence Gratto, Jerry Gravander & Mark Tuttle (1987). A Behavioral Model of Ethical and Unethical Decision Making. Journal of Business Ethics 6 (4):265 - 280.
Stephen Ellis (2006). Multiple Objectives: A Neglected Problem in the Theory of Human Action. Synthese 153 (2):313 - 338.
Joe Mintoff (1999). Are Decisions Motive-Perpetuating? Analysis 59 (4):266–275.
Vincent Di Norcia & Joyce Tigner (2000). Mixed Motives and Ethical Decisions in Business. Journal of Business Ethics 25 (1):1 - 13.
Vincent Di Norcia & Joyce Tigner Larkins (2000). Mixed Motives and Ethical Decisions in Business. Journal of Business Ethics 25 (1):1-13.
Ido Millet (1998). Ethical Decision Making Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process. Journal of Business Ethics 17 (11):1197-1204.
Conor O’Leary & Gladies Pangemanan (2007). The Effect of Groupwork on Ethical Decision-Making of Accountancy Students. Journal of Business Ethics 75 (3):215 - 228.
Conor O'Leary & Gladies Pangemanan (2007). The Effect of Groupwork on Ethical Decision-Making of Accountancy Students. Journal of Business Ethics 75 (3):215 - 228.
Jillian Craigie (2011). Competence, Practical Rationality and What a Patient Values. Bioethics 25 (6):326-333.
Nicholas Everitt (2010). The Divine Attributes. Philosophy Compass 5 (1):78-90.
Added to index2012-08-30
Total downloads22 ( #188,424 of 1,938,829 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #163,235 of 1,938,829 )
How can I increase my downloads?