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Decision theory with a human face

Bradley, Richard ORCID: 0000-0003-2184-7844 (2017) Decision theory with a human face. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9781108793612

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Identification Number: 10.1017/9780511760105


When making decisions, people naturally face uncertainty about the potential consequences of their actions due in part to limits in their capacity to represent, evaluate or deliberate. Nonetheless, they aim to make the best decisions possible. In Decision Theory with a Human Face, Richard Bradley develops new theories of agency and rational decision-making, offering guidance on how 'real' agents who are aware of their bounds should represent the uncertainty they face, how they should revise their opinions as a result of experience and how they should make decisions when lacking full awareness of, or precise opinions on relevant contingencies. He engages with the strengths and flaws of Bayesian reasoning, and presents clear and comprehensive explorations of key issues in decision theory, from belief and desire to semantics and learning. His book draws on philosophy, economics, decision science and psychology, and will appeal to readers in all of these disciplines.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Date Deposited: 30 May 2018 15:15
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2021 00:07

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