Realistic Decision Theory
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Realistic Decision Theory : Rules for Nonideal Agents in Nonideal Circumstances

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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 principles applying to nonideal agents in nonideal circumstances, such as real people coping with complex decisions. Bridging the gap between normative demands and psychological resources, Realistic Decision Theory is essential reading for theorists seeking precise normative decision principles that acknowledge the limits and difficulties of human decision-making.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 278 pages
  • 157.5 x 238.8 x 22.9mm | 544.32g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 28 line illus.
  • 019517125X
  • 9780195171259
  • 1,361,702

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The book is admirably clear and full of stimulating suggestions. Anyone interested in the subject should read it...Weirich makes some extremely helpful points about the description of the nonideal situation... * Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *show more

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