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Reaching a consensus

Bradley, Richard (2007) Reaching a consensus. LSE Choice Group working paper series, vol. 3, no. 3. The Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS), London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper explores some aspects of the relation between different ways of achieving a consensus on the judgemental values of a group of indviduals; in particular, aggregation and deliberation. We argue firstly that the framing of an aggregation problem itself generates information that individuals are rationally obliged to take into account. And secondly that outputs of the deliberative process that this initiates is in tension with constraints on consensual values typically imposed by aggregation theory, at least when deliberation is modelled as process of learning from others compatible with Bayesian updating principles.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/CPNSS/Home.aspx
Additional Information: © 2006 Richard Bradley
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Choice Group
Research centres and groups > Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: vol. 3, no. 3
Date Deposited: 01 May 2009 14:23
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/23866/

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