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On the regress problem of deciding how to decide

Lin, Han-Ti

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Any decision is made in some way or another. Which way? (Have I worked out enough alternatives to choose from? Which decision rule to apply?) That is a higher-order decision problem, to be dealt with in some way or other. Which way? That is an even higher-order decision problem. There seems to be a regress of decision problems toward higher and higher orders. But in daily life we stop moving to higher-order decision problems-stop the regress-at some finite point. The regress problem of deciding...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/29938
Source: Synthese
DOI: 10.1007/s11229-014-0398-1

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