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Intrinsic Utility's Compositionality

Weirich, Paul


To compare the options in a decision problem, a common method evaluates for each option the world that would result if the option were realized. This paper argues that one evaluation of an option’s world, intrinsic utility, is compositional given a division of an option’s world according to the option’s consequences and other events. The argument first justifies the norm that an ideal agent should be intrinsically indifferent between two options’ worlds given that she is intrinsically...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of American Philosophical Association
DOI: 10.1017/apa.2014.15


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