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CAUSAL DECISION THEORY IS FALSE

AHMED, Arif (2010) CAUSAL DECISION THEORY IS FALSE. UNSPECIFIED.

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Causal Decision Theory (CDT) cares only about the effects of an act, not its causes. The paper constructs a case in which CDT consequently recommends a bet that the agent is certain to lose rather than a bet that the agent is certain to win. CDT is plainly giving wrong advice in this case. It therefore stands refuted.


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AHMED, Arif
Keywords: Causal Decision Theory, Evidential Decision Theory, Determinism, Compatibilism
Subjects: General Issues > Decision Theory
Depositing User: Arif Ahmed
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2010
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:20
Item ID: 5561
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5561

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