Synthese 175 (1):69 - 88 (2010)

Authors
Fenrong Liu
Tsinghua University
Abstract
Preference is a key area where analytic philosophy meets philosophical logic. I start with two related issues: reasons for preference, and changes in preference, first mentioned in von Wright’s book The Logic of Preference but not thoroughly explored there. I show how these two issues can be handled together in one dynamic logical framework, working with structured two-level models, and I investigate the resulting dynamics of reason-based preference in some detail. Next, I study the foundational issue of entanglement between preference and beliefs, and relate the resulting richer logics to belief revision theory and decision theory.
Keywords Preference  Reasons  Dynamics  Beliefs  Priorities
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s11229-009-9530-z
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: 62,448
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

Counterfactuals.David Lewis - 1973 - Blackwell.
The Foundations of Statistics.Leonard J. Savage - 1954 - Wiley Publications in Statistics.
The Logic of Decision.Richard C. Jeffrey - 1965 - University of Chicago Press.
Modal Logic.Patrick Blackburn, Maarten de Rijke & Yde Venema - 2002 - Cambridge University Press.

View all 17 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Where Do Preferences Come From?Franz Dietrich & Christian List - 2013 - International Journal of Game Theory 42 (3):613-637.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-04-27

Total views
139 ( #75,537 of 2,445,942 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #310,555 of 2,445,942 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes