The Resource The foundations of causal decision theory, James M. Joyce

The foundations of causal decision theory, James M. Joyce

Label
The foundations of causal decision theory
Title
The foundations of causal decision theory
Statement of responsibility
James M. Joyce
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book defends the view that any adequate account of rational decision making must take a decision maker's beliefs about causal relations into account
  • The early chapters of the book introduce the nonspecialist to the rudiments of expected utility theory
  • The major technical advance offered by the book is a "representation theorem" that shows that both causal decision theory and its main rival, Richard Jeffrey's logic of decision, are instances of a more general conditional decision theory
  • The book solves a long-standing problem for Jeffrey's theory by showing for the first time how to obtain a unique utility and probability representation for preferences and judgments of comparative likelihood
  • The book also contains a major new discussion of what it means to suppose that some event occurs or that some proposition is true
  • The book will be of interest to a broad range of readers in philosophy, economics, psychology, mathematics, and artificial intelligence
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joyce, James M.
Index
index present
LC call number
BD184
LC item number
.J68 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Decision making
  • Decision making
  • Besliskunde
  • Prise de décision
Label
The foundations of causal decision theory, James M. Joyce
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 258-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 6. A General Theory of Conditional Beliefs -- Ch. 7. A Representation Theorem for Causal Decision Theory -- Ch. 8. Where Things Stand
  • Introduction: A Chance to Reconsider -- Ch. 1. Instrumental Rationality as Expected Utility Maximization -- Ch. 2. Decision Problems -- Ch. 3. Savage's Theory -- Ch. 4. Evidential Decision Theory -- Ch. 5. Causal Decision Theory
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 268 p.
Isbn
9780521641647
Lccn
98036028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39546338
  • (OCoLC)ocm39546338
Label
The foundations of causal decision theory, James M. Joyce
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 258-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 6. A General Theory of Conditional Beliefs -- Ch. 7. A Representation Theorem for Causal Decision Theory -- Ch. 8. Where Things Stand
  • Introduction: A Chance to Reconsider -- Ch. 1. Instrumental Rationality as Expected Utility Maximization -- Ch. 2. Decision Problems -- Ch. 3. Savage's Theory -- Ch. 4. Evidential Decision Theory -- Ch. 5. Causal Decision Theory
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 268 p.
Isbn
9780521641647
Lccn
98036028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39546338
  • (OCoLC)ocm39546338

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