The Dynamics of Rational Deliberation (Hardback)
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The Dynamics of Rational Deliberation (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 29/06/1990
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Brian Skyrms constructs a theory of “dynamic deliberation” and uses it to investigate rational decision-making in cases of strategic interaction. This illuminating book will be of great interest to all those in many disciplines who use decision theory and game theory to study human behavior and thought.

Skyrms begins by discussing the Bayesian theory of individual rational decision and the classical theory of games, which at first glance seem antithetical in the criteria used for determining action. In his effort to show how methods for dealing with information feedback can be productively combined, the author skillfully leads us through the mazes of equilibrium selection, the Nash equilibria for normal and extensive forms, structural stability, causal decision theory, dynamic probability, the revision of beliefs, and, finally, good habits for decision.

The author provides many clarifying illustrations and a handy appendix called “Deliberational Dynamics on Your Personal Computer.” His powerful model has important implications for understanding the rational origins of convention and the social contract, the logic of nuclear deterrence, the theory of good habits, and the varied strategies of political and economic behavior.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674218857
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm


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An important book… With its unprecedentedly broad and clear surveys, unified by Skyrms’s original contributions, it will be read and discussed by a good many practitioners and students of philosophy (and economics and political theory). - Richard Jeffrey, Princeton University

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