Riches and Rationality

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 99 (1):114-129 (2021)
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Abstract

A one-boxer, Erica, and a two-boxer, Chloe, engage in a familiar debate. The debate begins with Erica asking Chloe: ‘If you’re so smart, then why ain’cha rich?’. As the debate progresses, Chloe is led to endorse a novel causalist theory of rational choice. This new theory allows Chloe to forge a connection between rational choice and long-run riches. In brief: Chloe concludes that it is not long-run wealth but rather long-run wealth creation which is symptomatic of rationality.

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J. Dmitri Gallow
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (PhD)

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The Dynamics of Rational Deliberation.Brian Skyrms - 1990 - Harvard University Press.
Causal decision theory.David Lewis - 1981 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 59 (1):5 – 30.
Evidence, Decision and Causality.Arif Ahmed - 2014 - United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

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