- Schedule of Classes - August 24, 2019 7:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - August 24, 2019 7:14PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.
This course is an introduction to decision theory. Decision theory aims to answer a fundamental normative question: what ought one to do, given what one believes and values. Modern decision theory is a work in progress, with many outstanding issues, so our focus will be on what are sometimes called the philosophical 'foundations' of decision theory. Our discussion will be driven by some concrete problems (Newcomb, Death in Damascus, Sleeping Beauty), and by some general questions (what does practical irrationality consist in? how can one argue in favor of one decision theory or another?).
When Offered Fall.
Distribution Category (MQR-AS)
Regular Academic Session.
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- MWFMalott Hall 224
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