A Very Short Introduction
144 Seiten, Kartoniert, Format (B × H): 111 mm x 177 mm, Gewicht: 124 g
Reihe: Very Short Introductions
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Allingham Choice Theory: A Very Short IntroductionWe make choices all the time - about trivial matters, about how to spend our money, about how to spend our time, about what to do with our lives. And we are also constantly judging the decisions other people make as rational or irrational. But what kind of criteria are we applying when we say that a choice is rational? What guides our own choices, especially in cases where we don't have complete information about the outcomes? What strategies should be applied in making
decisions which affect a lot of people, as in the case of government policy?
This book explores what it means to be rational in all these contexts. It introduces ideas from economics, philosophy, and other areas, showing how the theory applies to decisions in everyday life, and to particular situations such as gambling and the allocation of resources.
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