TITLE

A Normative Interpretation of Expected Utility Theory

AUTHOR(S)
Cave, Eric
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Journal of Value Inquiry;Dec2005, Vol. 39 Issue 3/4, p431
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides a normative interpretation of expected utility theory, a concept about preferences over states of affairs regarded as the outcomes of actions. It reveals that the theory can both serve as a theory of rationale and practical reasoning according to the assumptions of some philosophers. It cites a discussion by Simon Blackburn which concludes that theory cannot serve as a theory of rationale.
ACCESSION #
51588452

 

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