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CAUSAL DECISION THEORY IS FALSE

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

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    Abstract

    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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    Item Type: Other
    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 11:20
    Item ID: 5561
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5561

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