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Thinking and deciding

Author: Jonathan Baron
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4. ed., reprView all editions and formats
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Retaining attention to the key questions addressed in the previous edition, Baron expands the fourth edition to include topics like risk, utilitarianism, Baye's theorem, and moral thinking. Tailored  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Baron
ISBN: 0521680433 0521862078 9780521680431 9780521862073
OCLC Number: 705582914
Description: XIV, 584 Seiten : Diagramme ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; Part I. Thinking in General: 1. What is thinking?; 2. The study of thinking; 3. Rationality; 4. Logic; Part II. Probability and Belief: 5. Normative theory of probability; 6. Descriptive theory of probability judgment; 7. Hypothesis testing; 8. Judgment of correlation and contingency; 9. Actively open-minded thinking; Part III. Decisions and Plans: 10. Normative theory of choice; 11. Description of choice under uncertainty; 12. Choice under certainty; 13. Utility measurement; 14. Decision analysis and values; 15. Quantitative judgment; 16. Moral judgement and choice; 17. Fairness and justice; 18. Social dilemmas; 19. Decisions about the future; 20. Risk.
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