Causal Decision Theory

[Revised entry by Paul Weirich on November 15, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Causal decision theory adopts principles of rational choice that attend to an act's consequences. It
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[Revised entry by Paul Weirich on November 15, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Causal decision theory adopts principles of rational choice that attend to an act's consequences. It maintains that an account of rational choice must use causality to identify the considerations that make a choice rational. Given a set of options constituting a decision problem, decision theory recommends an option that maximizes utility, that is, an option...

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