There Are Preferences and Then There Are Preferences

In Barbara Montero and Mark D. White (ed.), Economics and the Mind (2007)

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Chrisoula Andreou
University of Utah
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This paper draws a distinction between two closely related conceptions of 'preference' that is of great significance relative to a set of interrelated debates in rational choice theory. The distinction is particularly illuminating in relation to the idea that there is a rational defect inherent in individuals with intransitive preferences and, relatedly, in democratic collectives. I use the distinction to show that things are more complicated than they seem.
Keywords rational choice theory  intransitive preferences  money-pump argument  puzzle of the self-torturer  given preferences  chosen preferences  Condorcet's paradox  Arrow's Impossibility Theorem
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