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Representation Theorems and the Grounds of Intentionality

Elliott, Edward


This work evaluates and defends the idea that decision-theoretic representation theorems can play an important role in showing how credences and utilities can be characterised, at least in large part, in terms of their connection with preferences. Roughly, a decision-theoretic representation theorem tells us that if an agent’s preferences satisfy constraints C, then that agent can be represented as maximising her expected utility under a unique set of credences (modelled by a credence...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d6663df2fff3


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