Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Henry Kyburg
    Pages 15-18
  3. Patrick Suppes
    Pages 19-21
  4. Isaac Levi
    Pages 56-61
  5. Ronald Giere
    Pages 62-66
  6. I. J. Good
    Pages 67-69
  7. C. West Churchman
    Pages 70-86
  8. Isaac Levi
    Pages 87-94
  9. Ronald Giere
    Pages 95-97
  10. Hector-Neri Castañeda
    Pages 128-147
  11. Robert Binkley
    Pages 148-155
  12. J. S. Minas
    Pages 156-162
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 191-213

About this book


This volume grew out of the papers and comments presented at the Fifth University of Western Ontario Philosophy Colloquium, October 31- November 2, 1969. The colloquium papers were delivered by P. Suppes, R. B. Braithwaite, C. W. Churchman, and J. S. Minas. Comments are provided from others attending the colloquium, with one reply by P. Suppes. Also included are papers recently published elsewhere by A. Michalos, P. Fishburn and H. -N. Castaneda. The editors express thanks to these authors and to the editors of the following respective journals for per­ mission to publish: Theory and Decision, Synthese, and Critica. Finally, there is an extensive bibliography of decision theory, vis-a. -vis science and values. The editors wish to thank the officers of the University of Western Ontario for making the colloquium possible. THE EDITORS CONTENTS PREFACE V PATRICK SUPPES I The Concept of Obligation in the Context of Decision Theory 1 HENR Y KYBURG I Comments 15 PATRICK SUPPES I Reply to Professor Kyburg 19 R. B. BRAITHWAITE I Behind Decision and Games Theory: Acting with a Co-Agent versus Acting Along with Nature 22 ISAAC LEVI I Comments 56 RONALD GIERE I Comments 62 I. J. GOOD I Comments 67 C. WEST CHURCHMAN I Measurement: A Systems Approach 70 ISAAC LEVI I Comments 87 RONALD GIERE I Comments 95 PETER C. FISHBURN I Utility Theory with Inexact Preferences and Degrees of Preference 98 I. J.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James Leach
    • 1
  • Robert Butts
    • 1
  • Glenn Pearce
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Western OntarioCanada

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-0327-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-2571-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-659X
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