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Rational Choice and Belief Formation – Problems and Projects

Wanneer:di 18-05-2010 12:00 - 17:00
Waar:Faculteit Wijsbegeerte, Oude Boteringestraat 52, room BETA

Lezing door Prof. Hans Rott (Universität Regensburg) georganiseerd door de vakgroepen Ethiek en Theoretische Filosofie

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In this talk I first survey how rational choice theory can be applied to processes of belief formation and transformation. A wide-ranging correspondence between independently motivated postulates suggests that the theoretical problem of fixing one's beliefs in a rational way is reducible to the (wider) practical problem of selecting optimal solutions in choice situations. However, this interpretation faces several problems. Read more...