Upside-Down Preference Reversal: How to Override Ceteris-Paribus Preferences?

  • Ulrich Junker
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9060)


Decision making may involve multiple viewpoints which are comparing the given options according to different preference relations. The paper studies questions that arise when multiple viewpoints are merged into a single one. It shows how more specific preference statements over the merged viewpoint can override ceteris-paribus preferences resulting from aggregating the preferences of the individual viewpoints.


Optimal Decision Transitive Closure Preference Order Strict Preference Minimal Core 
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  • Ulrich Junker
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  1. 1.BiotFrance

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