Ordered preference differences without ordered preferences

Synthese 67 (2):361 - 368 (1986)


Axiomatizations of ordered preference differences typically assume that preferences are ordered. However, the mere assumption that preference differences can be ordered says nothing about whether preferences themselves are ordered. Utility representations for ordered differences without ordered preferences are investigated.

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