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Thinking and deciding

Author: Jonathan Baron
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

Thinking and Deciding has established itself as a required text and important reference work for students and scholars of human cognition and rationality. By emphasizing decision making, Baron has  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Baron
ISBN: 0521650305 9780521650304 0521659728 9780521659727
OCLC Number: 316403966
Notes: Previous edition: 1994.
Description: 576 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. Thinking in General: --
1. What is thinking? --
2. The study of thinking --
3. Good thinking: the nature of 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. Description of choice under certainty --
13. Utility measurement --
14. Decision analysis and values --
15. Quantitative judgment --
16. Moral thinking --
17. Fairness and justice --
18. Social dilemmas --
19. Decisions about the future --
20. Risk.
Responsibility: Jonathan Baron.


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