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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (4): 421–479.
Published: 01 October 2017
... of which properties of the objects of moral choice matter in any given context, and (ii) a specification of how these properties matter. Reason-based representations provide a very general taxonomy of moral theories, as differences among theories can be attributed to differences in their two key parameters...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (4): 591–642.
Published: 01 October 2020
... that one should think of attitude formation like one does (practical) choices among options. The article motivates this view linguistically, extending “relevant alternatives” theories of the attitudes to both belief and to the other, non-doxastic attitudes. Given a natural principle governing choice...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 371–398.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Jan Sprenger This article develops axiomatic foundations for a probabilistic theory of causal strength as difference-making. I proceed in three steps: First, I motivate the choice of causal Bayes nets as an adequate framework for defining and comparing measures of causal strength. Second, I prove...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 483–538.
Published: 01 October 2012
... . “ Some Counterexamples to Causal Decision Theory .” Philosophical Review 116 : 93 – 114 . Gaifman H. 1988 . “ A Theory of Higher Order Probabilities .” In Causality, Chance, and Choice , ed. Skyrms Brian Harper William , 191 – 219 . Dordrecht : D. Reidel . Gibbard...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (2): 151–205.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Ian Proops One of the main arguments Russell offers for the Theory of Descriptions in “On Denoting” is that it can be used to solve a puzzle about substitutivity. This article argues that, owing to a widespread mischaracterization of the substitutivity principle Russell means to be defending...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (2): 253–271.
Published: 01 April 2005
...] 1932 . Mathematical Psychics . Reprinted by the London School of Economics and Political Science. London: C. Kegan Paul and Co. Goodin, Robert. 1986 . Laundering Preferences. In Foundations of Social Choice Theory , ed. Jon Elster and Aanund Hylland. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 104–107.
Published: 01 January 2001
... of discussions that in very different ways fall under the rubric “Rationality and the Emotions.” Here, Elster freely engages in what readers of his earlier books would expect of him, various excursions into economic and rational choice theory. He also takes on a num- ber of philosophical...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 606–608.
Published: 01 October 2001
...—the critique that leads to his initial introduction of “spirit” and “mutual recognition”—Franco summarizes very briefly (88–89) and does not seek to test against possible responses from defenders of the ratio- nality of egoism such as Hobbes or his present-day “rational choice theory” fol- lowers...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (1): 1–50.
Published: 01 January 2007
... University Press. Brandt, R. B. 1959 . Ethical Theory: The Problem of Normative and Critical Ethics . Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. ____. 1998 . [1979] A Theory of the Right and the Good . Amherst, NY: Prometheus. Brighouse, Harry. 2000 . School Choice and Social Justice . Oxford...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (3): 383–421.
Published: 01 July 2011
.... In Aristotle’s Ethical Theory, W. F. R. Hardie expends a fair amount of energy in the chapter “Choice and the Origination of Action” in an effort to establish what, exactly, Aristotle takes deliberation to be.5 On the standard model, deliberation consists in comparing alternatives with a view to making...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2002
..., Howard. 1978 . Probability, Chance, and Choice: A Theory of Rational Agency. Unpublished paper presented at a workshop on Pragmatism and Conditionals at the University of Western Ontario, May 1978 . von Neumann, J., and Morgenstern, O. 1944 . Theory of Games and Economic Behavior . New York: Wiley...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (2): 296–300.
Published: 01 April 2001
... . The Logic of Decision, 2d ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (First edition, 1964.) Maher, Patrick, 1993 . Betting on Theories. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. McClennen, Edward, 1990 . Rationality and Dynamic Choice: Foundational Explorations. Cambridge: Cambridge University...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (1): 140–146.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Philipp Schink Pettit Philip , On the People's Terms: A Republican Theory and Model of Democracy . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press , 2012 . xii +338 pp. © 2017 by Cornell University 2017 Are law and freedom inevitably in tension with each or reconcilable? It is this old...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (2): 230–235.
Published: 01 April 2022
... determine her choice? As Pettigrew demonstrates with clear, elegant prose and mathematical precision, given a small set of reasonable assumptions, making these choices rationally requires one to modify orthodox expected utility theory. Blending formal epistemology with the metaphysics of selves...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 289–306.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Arif Ahmed The essay presents a novel counterexample to Causal Decision Theory (CDT). Its interest is that it generates a case in which CDT violates the very principles that motivated it in the first place. The essay argues that the objection applies to all extant formulations of CDT...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (3): 465–470.
Published: 01 July 2002
.... Many of these papers offer alter- native ways of understanding or applying the revision theory. Most striking, I believe, is the proposal in the work of Chapuis and Gupta, that the concept of rational choice is a circular concept. 468...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 425–427.
Published: 01 July 2001
...Robert Sugden EQUILIBRIUM AND RATIONALITY: GAME THEORY REVISID BY DECISION RULES. By Paul Weirich. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. Pp. xii, 235. Cornell University 2001 BOOK REVEWS consistency and organic character of his political philosophy. ERIN KELLY Tujis University...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 131–171.
Published: 01 April 2014
... to depend on the agent's attention and interests but not on the agent's degree of belief function? After all, all of them are salient components of the agent's state of mind. Or from the viewpoint of decision theory: Assume that the Lockean thesis is taken for granted but only the choice...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 601–604.
Published: 01 October 2000
...-egalitarian right: the idea of choice and responsi- bility” (Cohen 1989, 933). Dworkin does not only argue that egalitarians must be concerned with choice and individual responsibility. He also articulates an elaborate theory of how, in the ideal, this should be done. In developing his theory...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (1): 130–132.
Published: 01 January 2002
...- nology is compared to the bad old days. From Chance to Choice takes seriously the “shadow” of eugenics (27), and devotes a substantial chapter to examining this 1John Rawls, A Theory of Justice (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1971). 130...