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    Rationality and Dynamic Choice: Foundational Explorations.Edward F. McClennen - 1990 - Cambridge University Press.
    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 (...)
  2. The Pareto Argument for Inequality Revisited.A. R. J. Fisher & Edward F. McClennen - manuscript
    One of the more obscure arguments for Rawls’ difference principle dubbed ‘the Pareto argument for inequality’ has been criticised by G. A. Cohen (1995, 2008) as being inconsistent. In this paper, we examine and clarify the Pareto argument in detail and argue (1) that justification for the Pareto principles derives from rational selfinterest and thus the Pareto principles ought to be understood as conditions of individual rationality, (2) that the Pareto argument is not inconsistent, contra Cohen, and (3) that the (...)
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    Pragmatic Rationality and Rules.Edward F. Mcclennen - 1997 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 26 (3):210-258.
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    Constrained Maximization and Resolute Choice*: EDWARD F. McCLENNEN.Edward F. McClennen - 1988 - Social Philosophy and Policy 5 (2):95-118.
    In Morals By Agreement, David Gauthier concludes that under certain conditions it is rational for an agent to be disposed to choose in accordance with a fair cooperative scheme rather than to choose the course of action that maximizes his utility. This is only one of a number of important claims advanced in that book. In particular, he also propounds a distinctive view concerning what counts as a fair cooperative arrangement. The thesis concerning the rationality of adopting a cooperative disposition (...)
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  5. Rational Choice and Moral Theory.Edward F. McClennen - 2010 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 13 (5):521-540.
    Contemporary discussions of the positive relation between rational choice and moral theory are a special case of a much older tradition that seeks to show that mutual agreement upon certain moral rules works to the mutual advantage, or in the interests, of those who so agree. I make a few remarks about the history of discussions of the connection between morality and self-interest, after which I argue that the modern theory of rational choice can be naturally understood as a continuation (...)
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    Moral Rules as Public Goods.Edward F. McClennen - 1999 - Business Ethics Quarterly 9 (1):103-126.
    The kind of commitment to moral rules that characterizes effective interaction between persons in, among others places,manufacturing and commercial settings is characteristically treated by economists and game theorists as a public good, the securing ofwhich requires the expenditure of scarce resources on surveillance and enforcement mechanisms. Alternatively put, the view is that,characteristically, rational persons cannot voluntarily guide their choices by rules, but can only be goaded into acting in accordancewith such rules by the fear of social and formal sanctions. On (...)
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  7. Planning and the Stability of Intention: A Comment.Laura DeHelian & Edward F. McClennen - 1993 - Minds and Machines 3 (3):319-333.
    Michael Bratman''s restricted two-tier approach to rationalizing the stability of intentions contrasts with an alternative view of planning, for which all of the following claims are made: (a) it shares with Bratman''s restricted two-tier approach the virtue of reducing the magnitude of Smart''s problem; (2) it, rather than the unrestricted two-tier approach, is what is argued for in McClennen (1990); (3) there does not appear to be anything in the central analysis that Bratman has provided of plans and intentions (both (...)
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  8. Justice and the Problem of Stability.Edward F. McClennen - 1989 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 18 (1):3-30.
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    Ordering and Independence: Edward F. McClennen.Edward F. McClennen - 1988 - Economics and Philosophy 4 (2):298-308.
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    An Incompleteness Problem in Harsanyi's General Theory of Games and Certain Related Theories of Non-Cooperative Games.Edward F. McClennen - 1972 - Theory and Decision 2 (4):314-341.
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  11. Nuclear Weapons and the Future of Humanity: The Fundamental Questions.John P. Holdren, Paul R. Ehrlich, Anne Ehrlich, Gary Stahl, Berel Lang, Richard H. Popkin, Joseph Margolis, Patrick Morgan, John Hare, Russell Hardin, Richard A. Watson, Gregory S. Kavka, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Sidney Axinn, Terry Nardin, Douglas P. Lackey, Jefferson McMahan, Edmund Pellegrino, Stephen Toulmin, Dietrich Fischer, Edward F. McClennen, Louis Rene Beres, Arne Naess, Richard Falk & Milton Fisk - 1986 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The excellent quality and depth of the various essays make [the book] an invaluable resource....It is likely to become essential reading in its field.—CHOICE.
     
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    Rational Choice and Public Policy: A Critical Survey.Edward F. McClennen - 1983 - Social Theory and Practice 9 (2/3):335-379.
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    Some Formal Problems with the Von Neumann and Morgenstern Theory of Two-Person, Zero-Sum Games, I: The Direct Proof.Edward F. McClennen - 1976 - Theory and Decision 7 (1-2):1-28.
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    The Liberal Theory of Justice.Edward F. McClennen - 1974 - Social Theory and Practice 3 (1):117-122.
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    Bayesianism and Independence.Edward F. Mcclennen - 2001 - In David Corfield & Jon Williamson (eds.), Foundations of Bayesianism. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 291--307.
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    Understanding Action: An Essay on Reasons, F. Schick. Cambridge University Press, 1991, 167 + Viii Pages.Edward F. McClennen & Peter Boltuc - 1995 - Economics and Philosophy 11 (2):353.
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    The Minimax Theory and Expected-Utility Reasoning.Edward F. McClennen - 1978 - In A. Hooker, J. J. Leach & E. F. McClennen (eds.), Foundations and Applications of Decision Theory. D. Reidel. pp. 337--367.
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    No Title Available: Reviews.Edward F. Mcclennen - 1995 - Economics and Philosophy 11 (2):353-358.
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    Weighing Risk.Edward F. McClennen & Peter G. Found - 1993 - Journal of Social Philosophy 24 (2):155-175.
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    Loss Protection: Some Decision-Theoretic Reflections.Edward F. Mcclennen - 1982 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 7 (1):197-206.
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    Rational Choice in the Context of Ideal Games.Edward F. McClennen - 1992 - In Cristina Bicchieri, Dalla Chiara & Maria Luisa (eds.), Knowledge, Belief, and Strategic Interaction. Cambridge University Press. pp. 47--60.
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  22. Rethinking Rationality.Edward F. McClennen - 2007 - In Bruno Verbeek (ed.), Reasons and Intentions. Ashgate.
     
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  23. Utility and Utilitarianism.Edward F. McClennen - 2010 - In Christi Favor, Gerald F. Gaus & Julian Lamont (eds.), Essays on Philosophy, Politics & Economics: Integration & Common Research Projects. Stanford Economics and Finance.
     
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  24. Vincent Luizzi, "A Naturalistic Theory of Justice: Critical Commentary on, and Selected Readings From, C. I. Lewis' Ethics". [REVIEW]Edward F. Mcclennen - 1984 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 20 (1):81.
     
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