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Introduction

José Luis Bermúdez

in Decision Theory and Rationality

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780199548026
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720246 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548026.003.0001
Introduction

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The Introduction defines rationality as being at the heart of many different disciplines, including economics, political science, philosophy, psychology, management science, and sociology. It asks the question: is reationality being used to mean the same thing by all these disciplines? It then defines decision theory as a mathematical theory and discusses the problem of applying a mathematical theory to the real world. The Introduction then goes on to discuss the author's strategy in the book

Keywords: define; rationality; different disciplines; meaning; strategy

Chapter.  3977 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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