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Realistic Decision Theory

Rules for Nonideal Agents in Nonideal Circumstances



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Realistic Decision Theory by Paul Weirich
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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.
Release date Australia
August 19th, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
28 line illus.
Oxford University Press Inc
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