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  1. John C. Harsanyi (1977). Rule Utilitarianism and Decision Theory. Erkenntnis 11 (1):25 - 53.
    The purpose of this paper is to show how some of the controversial questions concerning utilitarianism can be clarified by the modelling techniques and the other analytical tools of decision theory (and, sometimes, of game theory). It is suggested that the moral rules of utilitarian ethics have a logical status similar to that of the normative rules (theorems) of such formal normative disciplines as decision theory and game theory.The paper argues that social utility should be defined, not in hedonistic or (...)
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  2. John C. Harsanyi (1985). On Preferences, Promises, and the Coordination Problem: Reply to Regan. Ethics 96 (1):68-73.
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    John C. Harsanyi (1979). Bayesian Decision Theory, Rule Utilitarianism, and Arrow's Impossibility Theorem. Theory and Decision 11 (3):289-317.
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    John C. Harsanyi (1983). Bayesian Decision Theory, Subjective and Objective Probabilities, and Acceptance of Empirical Hypotheses. Synthese 57 (3):341 - 365.
    It is argued that we need a richer version of Bayesian decision theory, admitting both subjective and objective probabilities and providing rational criteria for choice of our prior probabilities. We also need a theory of tentative acceptance of empirical hypotheses. There is a discussion of subjective and of objective probabilities and of the relationship between them, as well as a discussion of the criteria used in choosing our prior probabilities, such as the principles of indifference and of maximum entropy, and (...)
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    John C. Harsanyi (1958). Ethics in Terms of Hypothetical Imperatives. Mind 67 (267):305-316.
  6. John C. Harsanyi (1976). Essays on Ethics, Social Behavior, and Scientific Explanation. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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    John C. Harsanyi (1975). Nonlinear Social Welfare Functions. Theory and Decision 6 (3):311-332.
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    John C. Harsanyi (1980). Rule Utilitarianism, Rights, Obligations and the Theory of Rational Behavior. Theory and Decision 12 (2):115-133.
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    John C. Harsanyi (1985). Rule Utilitarianism, Equality, and Justice. Social Philosophy and Policy 2 (2):115.
    Utilitarianism and the Concept of Social Utility In this paper I propose to discuss the concepts of equality and justice from a rule utilitarian point of view, after some comments on the rule utilitarian point of view itself. Let me start with the standard definitions. Act utilitarianism is the theory that a morally right action is one that in the existing situation will produce the highest expected social utility. In contrast, rule utilitarianism is the theory that a morally right action (...)
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    John C. Harsanyi (1985). Does Reason Tell Us What Moral Code to Follow and, Indeed, to Follow Any Moral Code at All? Ethics 96 (1):42-55.
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    John C. Harsanyi (1985). Acceptance of Empirical Statements: A Bayesian Theory Without Cognitive Utilities. Theory and Decision 18 (1):1-30.
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    John C. Harsanyi (forthcoming). The Maximin Principle. Contemporary Political Theory: A Reader.
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    John C. Harsanyi (1972). Notes on the so-Called Incompleteness Problem and on the Proposed Alternative Concept of Rational Behavior. Theory and Decision 2 (4):342-352.
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    John C. Harsanyi (2007). The Logical Structure of Philosophical Errors. Economics and Philosophy 23 (3):349-357.
    Philosophical errors are errors of a very peculiar nature. Obviously, errors occur in the different areas of science, as well as in everyday life. But these errors are sooner or later recognized and exposed, and – most importantly – once they are recognized and exposed, they are essentially rendered harmless, at least for those versed in the respective discipline. A false historical datum, an experimental error or a calculation mistake becomes indefensible as soon as it is noticed.
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    John C. Harsanyi (1987). The Tracing Procedure: A Self-Correcting Reasoning Procedure. Theory and Decision 23 (1):7-23.
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    John C. Harsanyi (1987). Morals by Agreement, David Gauthier, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986, 297 Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 3 (2):339.
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    John C. Harsanyi (1977). Morality and the Prisoner's Dilemma Problem: Comments on Baier's Paper. Erkenntnis 11 (1):441 - 446.
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    John C. Harsanyi (1991). Equality, Responsibility, and Justice as Seen From a Utilitarian Perspective. Theory and Decision 31 (2-3):141-158.
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    John C. Harsanyi (1978). Preferences and Utilitarian Theory: Some Comments. Erkenntnis 13 (1):397 - 399.
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    John C. Harsanyi (1977). The Problem Solving Ability of the Rule Utilitarian Approach Should Not Be Underestimated: Comments on Scanlon's Paper. Erkenntnis 11 (1):435 - 438.
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    John C. Harsanyi (1983). Basic Moral Decisions and Alternative Concepts of Rationality. Social Theory and Practice 9 (2/3):231-244.
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    John C. Harsanyi (1983). Mathematics, the Empirical Facts, and Logical Necessity. Erkenntnis 19 (1-3):167 - 192.
    It is argued that mathematical statements are "a posteriori synthetic" statements of a very special sort, To be called "structure-Analytic" statements. They follow logically from the axioms defining the mathematical structure they are describing--Provided that these axioms are "consistent". Yet, Consistency of these axioms is an empirical claim: it may be "empirically verifiable" by existence of a finite model, Or may have the nature of an "empirically falsifiable hypothesis" that no contradiction can be derived from the axioms.
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    John C. Harsanyi (1977). Liberty Under Socialism and the New Socialist Man: Comments on Cohen's Paper. Erkenntnis 11 (1):427 - 428.
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    John C. Harsanyi (1977). Preferences and the Coordination Problem: Comments on Ullman-Margalit's Paper. Erkenntnis 11 (1):439 -.
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    John C. Harsanyi (1978). Sneed on Rawls's Theory of Social Institutions: Some Comments. Erkenntnis 13 (1):225 - 230.
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    John C. Harsanyi (1960). Popper's Improbability Criterion for the Choice of Scientific Hypotheses. Philosophy 35 (135):332 - 340.
    The publication in English of Karl R. Popper's The Logic of Scientific Discovery twenty-five years after the appearance of the German original, is an important event. At the time when many philosophers questioned the cognitive value of scientific hypotheses , Popper has shown how to reconcile the free use of bold explanatory hypotheses with an insistence on empirical testing. Many of Popper's views have now been accepted even by most of his earlier opponents, which is no small tribute to a (...)
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    John C. Harsanyi (1982). Some Epistemological Advantages of a Rule Utilitarian Position in Ethics. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 7 (1):389-402.
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  28. John C. Harsanyi, Werner Leinfellner & Eckehart Köhler (1998). Game Theory, Experience, Rationality Foundations of Social Sciences, Economics and Ethics : In Honor of John C. Harsanyi.
     
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    John C. Harsanyi (1996). Funciones de bienestar social no lineales: una réplica al profesor Sen. Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 5 (1).
    Comentaré sólo la sección 2 de la contribución de Amartya Sen, donde discute un reciente artículo mío (Harsanyi, 1975).
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  30. Julia Barragâan, John C. Harsanyi & Ruth Zimmerling (1999). Decisiones Normativas En Los Campos de la 'Etica, El Estado y El Derecho Ensayos En Homenaje a Julian Barrag'an. Editorial Sentido.
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  31. John C. Harsanyi (1987). No Title Available: Reviews. Economics and Philosophy 3 (2):339-351.
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  32. John C. Harsanyi (1988). Problems with Act-Utilitarianism and with Malevolent Preferences. In Douglas Seanor, N. Fotion & R. M. Hare (eds.), Hare and Critics: Essays on Moral Thinking. Oxford University Press 89--99.
     
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