Stable and unstable choices

Publikationsår: 2019

Herlitz, Anders

Economics and Philosophy, DOI:10.1017/S0266267119000026

Sammanfattning

This paper introduces a condition for rational choice that states that accepting decision methods and normative theories that sometimes entail that the act of choosing a maximal alternative renders this alternative non-maximal is irrational. The paper illustrates how certain distributive theories that ascribe importance to what the status quo is violate this condition and argues that they thereby should be rejected.

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Publikationsår: 2019

Herlitz, Anders ,

Economics and Philosophy, DOI:10.1017/S0266267119000026

Sammanfattning

This paper introduces a condition for rational choice that states that accepting decision methods and normative theories that sometimes entail that the act of choosing a maximal alternative renders this alternative non-maximal is irrational. The paper illustrates how certain distributive theories that ascribe importance to what the status quo is violate this condition and argues that they thereby should be rejected.

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