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On the normative status of mixed strategies

Zollman, Kevin J.S. (2019) On the normative status of mixed strategies. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Flipping a coin to decide what to do is a common feature of everyday life. Mixed strategies, as these are called, have a thorny status in normative decision theories. This paper explores various ways to justify choosing one's actions at random. I conclude that it is hard to make sense of this behavior without dealing with some difficult consequences.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Zollman, Kevin J.S.kzollman@andrew.cmu.edu0000-0001-9776-1890
Keywords: mixed strategies, decision theory, game theory
Subjects: General Issues > Decision Theory
Specific Sciences > Economics
General Issues > Game Theory
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Depositing User: Dr. Kevin Zollman
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2020 01:16
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2020 01:16
Item ID: 17979
Subjects: General Issues > Decision Theory
Specific Sciences > Economics
General Issues > Game Theory
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Date: 22 October 2019
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17979

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