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The foundations of causal decision theory

Author: James M Joyce
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©1999.
Series: Cambridge studies in probability, induction, and decision theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book defends the view that any adequate account of rational decision making must take a decision maker's beliefs about causal relations into account.

The early chapters of the book introduce the nonspecialist to the rudiments of expected utility theory.

The major technical advance offered by the book is a "representation theorem" that shows that both causal decision theory and its main rival, Richard Jeffrey's logic of decision, are instances of a more general conditional decision theory.

The book solves a long-standing problem for Jeffrey's theory by showing for the first time how to obtain a unique utility and probability representation for preferences and judgments of comparative likelihood.

The book also contains a major new discussion of what it means to suppose that some event occurs or that some proposition is true.

The book will be of interest to a broad range of readers in philosophy, economics, psychology, mathematics, and artificial intelligence.  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James M Joyce
ISBN: 0521641640 9780521641647
OCLC Number: 39546338
Description: xii, 268 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 6. A General Theory of Conditional Beliefs --
Ch. 7. A Representation Theorem for Causal Decision Theory --
Ch. 8. Where Things Stand. Introduction: A Chance to Reconsider --
Ch. 1. Instrumental Rationality as Expected Utility Maximization --
Ch. 2. Decision Problems --
Ch. 3. Savage's Theory --
Ch. 4. Evidential Decision Theory --
Ch. 5. Causal Decision Theory.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in probability, induction, and decision theory.
Responsibility: James M. Joyce.
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