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Realistic decision theory : rules for nonideal agents in nonideal circumstances.

Author: Paul Weirich; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Within traditional decision theory, common decision principles -- e.g. the principle to maximize utility -- generally invoke idealization; they govern ideal agents in ideal circumstances. In Realistic Decision Theory, Paul Weirch adds practicality to decision theory by formulating principlesapplying to nonideal agents in nonideal circumstances, such as real people coping with complex decisions. Bridging the gap  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
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All Authors / Contributors: Paul Weirich; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 019517125X 9780195171259
OCLC Number: 191827197
Description: 1 online resource (304 pages)

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Realistic Decision Theory adds practicality to decision theory by formulating principles applying to non-ideal agents in non-ideal circumstances, such as real people coping with complex decisions. It  Read more...

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