Subjective Linear Utility with Conditional Preference Comparisons

  • Peter C. Fishburn
Part of the Theory and Decision Library book series (TDLU, volume 31)


We conclude Part II with an approach to subjective linear utility that differs significantly from the approach of preceding chapters. Previously, an act was viewed as a function from the set S of states into mixture sets, with f (s) the entity — such as a lottery on consequences — assigned by act f to state s. The present approach views acts as primitives and not as functions on the states. Intuitively, we shall think of acts in a natural way as the courses of action an individual is to choose among in his uncertain situation.


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter C. Fishburn
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  1. 1.Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc.Murray HillUSA

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