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Taking chances : essays on rational choice

Author: Jordan Howard Sobel
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Series: Cambridge studies in probability, induction, and decision theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this volume of essays Sobel explores the Bayesian idea that rational actions maximize expected values, where an action's expected value is a weighted average of its agent's values for its possible  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jordan Howard Sobel
ISBN: 0521416353 9780521416351 9780521038980 0521038987
OCLC Number: 28183242
Description: x, 376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Utility theory and the Bayesian paradigm --
Newcomblike problems --
Not every prisoners' dilemma is a Newcomb problem --
Some versions of Newcomb's problem are prisoners' dilemmas --
Infallible predictors --
Kent Bach on good arguments --
Maximizing and prospering --
Notes on decision theory: old wine in new bottles --
Partition theorems for causal decision theories --
Expected ulitities and rational actions and choices --
Maximization, stability of decision, and actions in accordance with reason --
Useful intentions --
The need for coercion --
Hyperrational games --
Utility maximizers in iterated prisoners' dilemmas --
Backward induction arguments: a paradox regained.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in probability, induction, and decision theory.
Responsibility: Jordan Howard Sobel.
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