Choice Theory A Very Short Introduction

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Choice Theory  A Very Short Introduction

We make choices all the time - about trivial matters, about how to spend our money, about how to spend our time, about what to do with our lives. And we are also constantly judging the decisions other people make as rational or irrational. But what kind of criteria are we applying when we say that a choice is rational? What guides our own choices, especially in cases where we don't have complete information about the outcomes? What strategies should be applied in making decisions which affect a lot of people, as in the case of government policy? This book explores what it means to be rational in all these contexts. It introduces ideas from economics, philosophy, and other areas, showing how the theory applies to decisions in everyday life, and to particular situations such as gambling and the allocation of resources. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Michael Allingham
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-08-22 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

We make choices all the time - about trivial matters, about how to spend our money, about how to spend our time, about what to do with our lives. And we are also constantly judging the decisions other people make as rational or irrational. But what kind of criteria are
Economics
Language: en
Pages: 172
Authors: Partha Dasgupta
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-02-22 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Combining a global approach with examples from everyday life, this work describes the lives of two children who live very different lives in different parts of the world: in the Mid-West USA and in Ethiopia. Along the way, it provides an introduction to key economic factors and concepts such as
Choice in Everyday Life
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Robert Urquhart
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-11-27 - Publisher: Routledge

Social choice and decision-making are key topics in economic theory and Robert Urquhart delves into the world of philosophy in this superb new book.
Incommensurability and its Implications for Practical Reasoning, Ethics and Justice
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Martijn Boot
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-27 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

This highly original book sheds new light on aspects of incommensurability of values and its implications for ethics and justice. It provides original and innovative analysis of the characteristics of incommensurability in relation to values, and explores the implications of incommensurability for ethics, justice and public decision-making.
Free Will: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Thomas Pink
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-06-24 - Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

Every day we seem to make and act upon all kinds of free choices - some of them trivial, and some so consequential that they may change the course of our life, or even the course of history. But are these choices really free? Or are we compelled to act