Oxford University Press (2013)

Authors
Lara Buchak
University of California, Berkeley
Abstract
Lara Buchak sets out a new account of rational decision-making in the face of risk. She argues that the orthodox view is too narrow, and suggests an alternative, more permissive theory: one that allows individuals to pay attention to the worst-case or best-case scenario, and vindicates the ordinary decision-maker.
Keywords decision theory  risk  expected utility  risk-weighted expected utility  rationality  instrumental rationality  behavioral economics
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2014, 2017
Buy the book $28.14 new (6% off)   $28.30 used (6% off)   $30.00 direct from Amazon    Amazon page
ISBN(s) 0199672164   9780198801283   9780199672165   0198801289
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 51,447
External links

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

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Can It Be Rational to Have Faith?Lara Buchak - 2012 - In Jake Chandler & Victoria Harrison (eds.), Probability in the Philosophy of Religion. Oxford University Press. pp. 225.
A Dutch Book Theorem for Quantificational Credences.Benjamin Lennertz - 2017 - Ergo: An Open Access Journal of Philosophy 4.
Accuracy, Risk, and the Principle of Indifference.Richard G. Pettigrew - 2016 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 92 (1):35-59.

View all 76 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Risk and Tradeoffs.Lara Buchak - 2014 - Erkenntnis 79 (S6):1091-1117.
On Risk and Rationality.Brad Armendt - 2014 - Erkenntnis 79 (S6):1-9.
Decision Theory.Lara Buchak - 2016 - In Christopher Hitchcock & Alan Hajek (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Probability and Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
Expected Utility and Risk.Paul Weirich - 1986 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37 (4):419-442.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2014-01-26

Total views
136 ( #64,952 of 2,330,441 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
4 ( #193,674 of 2,330,441 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes