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Change in the Decision Sciences

Weirich, Paul (2018) Change in the Decision Sciences. Lato Sensu, revue de la Société de philosophie des sciences, 5 (1). pp. 13-19. ISSN 2295-8029

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Abstract

A common type of change in science occurs as theorists generalize a model of a phenomenon by removing some idealizations of the model. This type of change occurs in the decision sciences and also in the normative branch of the decision sciences that treats rational choice. After presenting a general account of model generalization, the paper illustrates generalization of models in normative decision theory. The principal illustration generalizes a standard model of rational choice by removing the idealization that deliberation has no cost.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
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Weirich, Paulweirichp@missouri.edu
Keywords: decision; deliberation; idealization; model; rationality
Subjects: General Issues > Decision Theory
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
General Issues > Theory Change
Depositing User: Lato Sensu
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2021 03:26
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2021 03:26
Item ID: 15114
Journal or Publication Title: Lato Sensu, revue de la Société de philosophie des sciences
Publisher: Société de philosophie des sciences
Official URL: https://ojs.uclouvain.be/index.php/latosensu/artic...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.20416/lsrsps.v5i1.3
Subjects: General Issues > Decision Theory
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
General Issues > Theory Change
Date: September 2018
Page Range: pp. 13-19
Volume: 5
Number: 1
ISSN: 2295-8029
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15114

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