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    Frederic Schick (1991). Understanding Action: An Essay on Reasons. Cambridge University Press.
    This is an important new book about human motivation, about the reasons people have for their actions. What is distinctively new about it is its focus on how people see or understand their situations, options, and prospects. By taking account of people's understandings (along with their beliefs and desires), Professor Schick is able to expand the current theory of decision and action. The author provides a perspective on the topic by outlining its history. He defends his new theory against criticism, (...)
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  2. Frederic Schick (1986). Dutch Bookies and Money Pumps. Journal of Philosophy 83 (2):112-119.
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    Frederic Schick (2003). Ambiguity and Logic. Cambridge University Press.
    In his book Frederic Schick develops his challenge to standard decision theory. He argues that talk of the beliefs and desires of an agent is not sufficient to explain choices. To account for a given choice we need to take into consideration how the agent understands the problem, how he sees in a selective way the options open to him. The author applies his new logic to a host of common human predicaments. Why do people in choice experiments act so (...)
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    Frederic Schick (1997). Making Choices: A Recasting of Decision Theory. Cambridge University Press.
    This book is a unique introductory overview of decision theory. It is completely non-technical, without a single formula in the book. Written in a crisp and clear style it succinctly covers the full range of philosophical issues of rationality and decision theory, including game theory, social choice theory, prisoner's dilemma and much else. The book aims to expand the scope and enrich the foundations of decision theory. By addressing such issues as ambivalence, inner conflict, and the constraints imposed upon us (...)
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    Frederic Schick (1986). Voting Procedures by Michael Dummett. Journal of Philosophy 83 (7):398-401.
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    Frederic Schick (1967). The Logic of Decision. [REVIEW] Journal of Philosophy 64 (12):396-400.
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    Frederic Schick (2000). Surprise, Self-Knowledge, and Commonality. Journal of Philosophy 97 (8):440 - 453.
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    Frederic Schick (1963). The Problem of Induction and Its Solution. [REVIEW] Journal of Philosophy 60 (16):473-478.
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  9. Frederic Schick (1988). Having Reasons. Philosophical Review 97 (1):111-114.
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    Frederic Schick (2000). Surprise, Self-Knowledge, and Commonality. Journal of Philosophy 97 (8):440-453.
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    Frederic Schick (1979). Self-Knowledge, Uncertainty, and Choice. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 30 (3):235-252.
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    Frederic Schick (1987). Rationality: A Third Dimension. Economics and Philosophy 3 (1):49.
    I want in this paper to do two things. First, I want to respond to some studies that argue that people are often not rational: that people regularly and systematically depart from rationality. The conclusion itself does not worry me. I pressed for the same in a recent book. But the arguments seem to me wrong, and wrong in an interesting way. There may be something to be learned from seeing how and why they fail.
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    Frederic Schick (1999). Status Quo Basing and the Logic of Value. Economics and Philosophy 15 (1):23.
    Some writers have noted that valuation is often focused on foreseen changes. They say that we often don't value situations in terms of what we would have in them only but also in terms of the gains or losses that they offer us — that we then focus on departures from our status quo. They argue that such thinking conflicts with basic economic analysis, and also that it violates logic: they say that it is irrational. I agree that it seems (...)
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    Frederic Schick (1969). Arrow's Proof and the Logic of Preference. Philosophy of Science 36 (2):127-144.
    This paper is a critique of Kenneth Arrow's thesis concerning the logical impossibility of a constitution. I argue that one of the premises of Arrow's proof, that of the transitivity of indifference, is untenable. Several concepts of preference are introduced and counter-instances are offered to the transitivity of indifference defined along the standard lines in terms of these concepts. Alternate analyses of indifference in terms of preference are considered, and it is shown that these do not serve (...)'s purposes either. Finally, it is argued that in the single special case in which indifference could plausibly be held to be transitive, Arrow's thesis is innocuous. (shrink)
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    Frederic Schick (1992). Allowing for Understandings. Journal of Philosophy 89 (1):30-41.
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    Frederic Schick (1988). Coping with Conflict. Journal of Philosophy 85 (7):362-375.
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    Frederic Schick (1972). A Justification of Reason. Journal of Philosophy 64 (23):835-840.
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    Frederic Schick (1980). Toward a Logic of Liberalism. Journal of Philosophy 77 (2):80-98.
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    Frederic Schick (1971). Beyond Utilitarianism. Journal of Philosophy 68 (20):657-666.
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    Frederic Schick (2004). A Dilemma for Whom? Synthese 140 (1-2):3 - 16.
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    Frederic Schick (1963). Consistency and Rationality. Journal of Philosophy 60 (1):5-19.
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  22. Frederic Schick (1972). Democracy and Interdependent Preferences. Theory and Decision 3 (1):55-75.
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    Frederic Schick (1980). Some Notes on Exchange and Control. Erkenntnis 15 (2):183 - 187.
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    Frederic Schick (2000). The Covenant of Reason. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 61 (1):244-246.
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    Frederic Schick (1966). Consistency. Philosophical Review 75 (4):467-495.
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    Frederic Schick (1997). Oil Humiliation. Social Research 64.
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    Frederic Schick (1994). Goals, Values and Benefits. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 17 (1):29.
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  28. Frederic Schick (1958). Explication and Inductive Logic. Dissertation, Columbia University
     
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  29. Frederic Schick (1977). Some Notes on Thinking Ahead. Social Research 44.
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    Frederic Schick (1992). Liberty, Equality, and Diversity: Some Reflections on Rorty. Social Research 59:297-314.
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    Frederic Schick (1992). Cooperation and Contracts. Economics and Philosophy 8 (2):209-229.
    In a conflict between two people, one person wants one thing and the other wants something else and they think they can't both have what they want. Suppose that what they want can only be the outcome of some joint action. Adam must do either y or z and Eve either y ' or z ' – here y -and- y ' would be one joint action, y -and- z ' would be another, and so on. Adam wants the outcome (...)
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    Frederic Schick (1968). Review: Abner Shimony, Coherence and the Axioms of Confirmation; R. Sherman Lehman, On Confirmation and Rational Betting; John G. Kemeny, Fair Bets and Inductive Probabilities. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 33 (3):481-482.
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    Frederic Schick (1976). Rationality and Sociality. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1976:395 - 407.
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  34. Frederic Schick (1969). Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 20 (3):269-272.
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  35. Frederic Schick (1978). Toward A Theory of Sociality. In A. Hooker, J. J. Leach & E. F. McClennen (eds.), Foundations and Applications of Decision Theory. D. Reidel 121--130.
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  36. Frederic Schick (1994). Understanding Action. Erkenntnis 41 (1):127-133.
     
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  37. Frederic Schick (2012). Understanding Action: An Essay on Reasons. Cambridge University Press.
    This is an important new book about human motivation, about the reasons people have for their actions. What is distinctively new about it is its focus on how people see or understand their situations, options, and prospects. By taking account of people's understandings, Professor Schick is able to expand the current theory of decision and action. The author provides a perspective on the topic by outlining its history. He defends his new theory against criticism, considers its formal structure, and shows (...)
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  38. Frederic Schick (1982). Under Which Descriptions. In Amartya Kumar Sen & Bernard Arthur Owen Williams (eds.), Utilitarianism and Beyond. Cambridge University Press 215--260.
     
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