Rationality and Dynamic Choice : Foundational Explorations

個数:

Rationality and Dynamic Choice : Foundational Explorations

  • 提携先の海外書籍取次会社に在庫がございます。通常2週間で発送いたします。
    重要ご説明事項
    1. 納期遅延や、ご入手不能となる場合が若干ございます。
    2. 複数冊ご注文の場合、分割発送となる場合がございます。
    3. 美品のご指定は承りかねます。
  • ≪洋書のご注文につきまして≫ 「海外取次在庫あり」および「国内仕入れ先からお取り寄せいたします」表示の商品でも、納期の目安期間内にお届けできないことがございます。あらかじめご了承ください。

  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521360470
  • DDC分類 128.3

Full Description


This is a major contribution to the theory of rational choice which will be of particular interest to philosophers and economists. The author sets out the foundations of rational choice, and then sketches a dynamic choice framework in which principles of ordering and independence follow from a number of apparently plausible conditions. However, there is potential conflict among these conditions, and when they are weakened to avoid it the usual foundations of rational choice no longer prevail. The thrust of the argument is to suggest that the theory of rational choice is less deterministic than many suppose.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and sketch of the main argument
2. The ordering principle
3. The independence principle
4. The problem of justification
5. Pragmatic arguments
6. Dynamic choice problems
7. Rationality conditions on dynamic choice
8. Consequentialist constructions
9. Rethinking the problem of dynamic consistency
10. A critique of the pragmatic arguments
11. Formalizing the pragmatic arguments
12. The feasibility of resolute choice
13. Connections
14. Conclusions
Postscript: projections.