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This book, first published in 1997, is an introductory overview of decision theory. It is completely non-technical, without a single formula in the book. Written in a crisp and clear style it succinctly covers the full range of philosophical issues of rationality and decision theory, including game theory, social choice theory, prisoner's dilemma and much else. The book aims to expand the scope and enrich the foundations of decision theory. By addressing such issues as ambivalence, inner conflict, and the constraints imposed upon us by our attachments to others, Frederic Schick reveals that our thinking is often more subtle than standard theories of rationality allow. Only a theory that respects that subtlety can illumine what is otherwise puzzling. The book contains many examples drawn from history and literature dealing with subjects such as love, war, friendship, and crime.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521581813
ISBN-10: 0521581818
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 11mm)
Pages: 174
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Feb-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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