Allais’s Paradox

  • Leonard Savage
Part of the Springer Graduate Texts in Philosophy book series (SGTP, volume 1)


Introspection about certain hypothetical decision situations suggests that the sure-thing principle and, with it, the theory of utility are normatively unsatisfactory. Consider an example based on two decision situations each involving two gambles.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonard Savage
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  1. 1.Princeton UniversityNew YorkUSA

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