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

Authors
David K. Lewis
PhD: Harvard University; Last affiliation: Princeton University
Abstract
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
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/00048408112340011
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: 68,916
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

Questions in Action.Daniel Hoek - 2022 - Journal of Philosophy 119 (3):113-143.
Making Best Systems Best for Us.Christian Loew & Siegfried Jaag - 2018 - Synthese 197 (6):2525-2550.
Epistemic Decision Theory.Hilary Greaves - 2013 - Mind 122 (488):915-952.
Updating for Externalists.J. Dmitri Gallow - 2021 - Noûs 55 (3):487-516.
Epistemic Utility Theory and the Aim of Belief.Jennifer Rose Carr - 2017 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 95 (3):511-534.

View all 216 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Causal Decision Theory.Ellery Eells - 1984 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:177 - 200.
Some Counterexamples to Causal Decision Theory.Andy Egan - 2007 - Philosophical Review 116 (1):93-114.
Rationality Revisited.Reed Richter - 1984 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 62 (4):392 – 403.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
479 ( #18,582 of 2,497,789 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
14 ( #55,676 of 2,497,789 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes