Australasian Journal of Philosophy 59 (1):5 – 30 (1981)

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David K. Lewis
Harvard University (PhD)
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Newcomb's problem and similar cases show the need to incorporate causal distinctions into the theory of rational decision; the usual noncausal decision theory, though simpler, does not always give the right answers. I give my own version of causal decision theory, compare it with versions offered by several other authors, and suggest that the versions have more in common than meets the eye.
Keywords Decision Theory
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DOI 10.1080/00048408112340011
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