Rationality and Dynamic Choice: Foundational Explorations

Cambridge University Press (1990)

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This is a major contribution to the theory of rational choice which will be of particular interest to philosophers and economists. The author sets out the foundations of rational choice, and then sketches a dynamic choice framework in which principles of ordering and independence follow from a number of apparently plausible conditions. However, there is potential conflict among these conditions, and when they are weakened to avoid it the usual foundations of rational choice no longer prevail. The thrust of the argument is to suggest that the theory of rational choice is less deterministic than many suppose.
Keywords Reasoning  Decision making
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Call number BC177.M224 1990
ISBN(s) 9780511983979   9780521063913   9780521360470
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