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Realistic Decision TheoryRules for Nonideal Agents in Nonideal Circumstances$
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Paul Weirich

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195171259

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2004

DOI: 10.1093/019517125X.001.0001

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Ideal to Real

Ideal to Real

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(p.190) Ideal to Real
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Realistic Decision Theory
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Paul Weirich (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019517125X.003.0010

This chapter combines adjustments for removal of idealizations. It recommends maximizing self-conditional utility among self-supporting options, using a quantization of conscious beliefs and desires, after making reasonable efforts to form and become aware of relevant beliefs and desires, acquire pertinent a priori knowledge, and correct unacceptable mistakes. Future work on realistic decision theory will explore planning, time preference, attitudes to risk, and equilibrium in cooperative games.

Keywords:   cooperative game, idealization, plan, risk, time preference

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