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The theory of judgment aggregation: an introductory review

List, Christian ORCID: 0000-0003-1627-800X (2012) The theory of judgment aggregation: an introductory review. Synthese, 187 (1). pp. 179-207. ISSN 0039-7857

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s11229-011-0025-3


This paper provides an introductory review of the theory of judgment aggregation. It introduces the paradoxes of majority voting that originally motivated the field, explains several key results on the impossibility of propositionwise judgment aggregation, presents a pedagogical proof of one of those results, discusses escape routes from the impossibility and relates judgment aggregation to some other salient aggregation problems, such as preference aggregation, abstract aggregation and probability aggregation. The present illustrative rather than exhaustive review is intended to give readers who are new to the field of judgment aggregation a sense of this rapidly growing research area.

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Additional Information: © 2012 Springer
Divisions: Government
Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2012 08:56
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2024 00:18

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