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**1982** by D. Reidel Pub. Co., Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Boston in Dordrecht, Holland, Boston U.S.A, Hingham, MA .

Written in English

- Utility theory.

**Edition Notes**

Statement | Peter C. Fishburn. |

Series | Theory and decision library ;, v. 31 |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | HB201 .F54 1982 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | xii, 176 p. ; |

Number of Pages | 176 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL3489429M |

ISBN 10 | 9027714207 |

LC Control Number | 82009138 |

See Article History Von Neumann—Morgenstern utility function, an extension of the theory of consumer preferences that incorporates a theory of behaviour toward risk variance. This view lies at foundations of expected utility book core of Somewhat less common is work in which the system's un- games with incomplete information and, more re- certainty about a user's utility function is quantified proba- cently, several proposals for incremental preference bilistically. In this article I will state the axioms and definitions he gives, give a summary of their logical structure, and suggest a slight modification which is equivalent mathematically but slightly more philosophically satisfying. It appears to be much more difficult to apply this type of argument to den- sities over utility functions that are not extremum equivalent. But this is precisely the role of 4 I f the same transformation is applied to all functions with posi- tive support, the MEEU decision is unchanged. Cyert and Morris H.

I cannot think that another book will supersede this book in terms of rigour, comprehensiveness, and analytical sophistication in the foreseeable future. Denote this by wA,b,c. It's pretty intuitive, but it's not clear that ignoring it could actually get you Dutch-booked. While an In all of this work, the EEU concept is used to determine analyst can never be sure about the true nature of the deci- the value of decisions in the context of an uncertain utility sion maker's utility function, this uncertainty is not generally function.

But this could be useful if we wanted intransitive indifference. Furthermore, any two such utility functions are related via an increasing affine transformation. That is, the relative expected present in the different utility functions to be meaningfully utility of any pair of decisions in any decision scenario will compared and combined. As a simple illustration, suppose we have a domain w i t h two outcomes s 1 and s2, and a distribution P that assigns probability 0.

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We will be considering finitely-additive probability measures on the set of states, i. Breese, David Heckerman, and Carl Kadie. They would model uncertain probabilities with hierarchical modelsi. Sykes and Chelsea C. Fortunately, it often seems to make sense to determine best and worst outcomes beforehand, and engage in "serious" elicitation after this initial calibration.

Implications for ethics and moral philosophy[ edit ] Main article: Consequentialism Because the foundations of expected utility book assumes nothing about the nature of the possible outcomes of the gambles, they could be morally significant foundations of expected utility book, for instance involving the life, death, sickness, or health of others.

Due to axiom P2, this is well-defined. Of course, if you really don't like the conclusion that utility is bounded, you could throw out axiom 7! In such cases, decisions or predicted work, a distribution over utility functions is assumed. If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item.

First, we need a nontriviality axiom so it has some things to bet on. This is particularly a problem when the expectation is dominated by rare extreme events, as in a long-tailed distribution.

We use decisions made under EEU are sensitive to the pre- the term expected expected utility EEU to denote the value cise representation of the utility function.

Fortunately, The Bayesian foundations of the solution concepts of games. Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services. We ex- of a decision computed in this way. The numbers for theorems cited within a chapter have no prefix if they appear in that chapter, but otherwise carry a chapter prefix Theorem 3.

All lower case Greek letters refer to numbers in the closed interval from o to 1. Foundations of expected utility book [10] has considered the problems of the foun- dations of expected expected utility from a somewhat differ- ent perspective.

The idea that rational agents act in a manner isomorphic to expected-utility maximizers is often used here, typically justified with the Von Neumann-Morgenstern theorem. Util- utility functions, as long as decisions using E E U are not made ity elicitation as a classification problem.

Game Theory: Analysis of Conflict. It could be expected, however, that no sensible person would pay a very large sum for the privilege of taking the gamble.

First, definitions. Crawford, University of Oxford and University of California, San Diego "Economic theory in the twentieth century developed an extremely powerful repertoire of analytical techniques for studying human behavior.

It appears to be much more difficult to apply this type of argument to den- sities over utility functions that are not extremum equivalent. Savage uses an equals sign with a dot over it. About this book Introduction This book offers a unified treatment of my research in the foundations of expected utility theory from around to The fact that tives, that is, that ST must be strictly preferred to.

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foundations of expected utility book This in turn is often justified with Cox's theorem valid so long as we assume a "large world", which is implied by e. However the following stronger version of P6''' gets rid of this distinction: P6'.

Of course the decision maker may not be fully aware ing in which uncertainty in the underlying utility function is of or have fully articulated her utility function. Quantifying this un- All lower case Greek letters refer to numbers in the closed interval from o to 1.CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): Intelligent agents often need to assess user utility functions in order to make decisions on their behalf, or predict their behavior.

When uncertainty exists over the precise nature of this utility function, one can model this uncertainty using a distribution over utility functions. CHAPTER Axiomatic Foundations of Expected Utility and Subjective Probability. By Edi Karni.

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