Ambiguity and Logic
By (author) Frederic Schick
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Ambiguity and Logic by Frederic Schick
Book DescriptionIn this book Frederic Schick develops his challenge to standard decision theory. He argues that talk of the beliefs and desires of an agent is not sufficient to explain choices. To account for a given choice we need to take into consideration how the agent understands the problem, how he sees in a selective way the options open to him. The author applies his new logic to a host of common human predicaments. Why do people in choice experiments act so often against expectations? Why do people cooperate in situations where textbook logic predicts that they won't? What exactly is weakness of will? What are people reporting when they say their lives have no meaning for them? This book questions the foundations of technical and philosophical decision theory and will appeal to all those who work in that field, be they philosophers, economists and psychologists.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521531719
(216mm x 138mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Frederic Schick
Ambiguity and Logic, Hardback (May 2003)
In this book Frederic Schick develops his challenge to standard decision theory.
Making Choices, Hardback (February 1997)
This book, first published in 1997, is an introductory overview of decision theory.
Understanding Action, Paperback (July 1991)» View all books by Frederic Schick
A study of human motivation, focusing on how people see or understand their situations, options, and prospects. By taking account of people's understandings (along with their beliefs and desires), the author is able to expand the current theory of decision and action.
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