Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

The theory of judgment aggregation: an introductory review

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

[img]
Preview
PDF - Published Version
Download (537Kb) | Preview

Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.springer.com/philosophy/epistemology+an...
Additional Information: © 2012 Springer
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > Government
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
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2012 08:56
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/44961/

Actions (login required)

Record administration - authorised staff only Record administration - authorised staff only