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Ambiguity and Logic

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ISBN-10: 0521531713

ISBN-13: 9780521531719

Edition: 2003

Authors: Frederic Schick

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In his book Frederic Schick develops his challenge to standard decision theory. He argues that talk of the beliefs and desires of an agent is not sufficient to explain choices. To account for a given choice we need to take into consideration how the agent understands the problem, how he sees in a selective way the options open to him. The author applies his new logic to a host of common human predicaments. Why do people in choice experiments act so often against expectations? Why do people cooperate in situations where textbook logic predicts that they won't? What exactly is weakness of will? What are people reporting when they say their lives have no meaning for them? This book questions…    
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/26/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 166
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.50" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.462

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