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Ideal to Real

Paul Weirich

in Realistic Decision Theory

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780195171259
Published online November 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780199834976 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019517125X.003.0010
 Ideal to Real

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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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Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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