Natural Rationality | decision-making in the economy of nature


Realistic Standards for Decisions - conference

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Missouri in Columbia would like to announce a conference titled "Realistic Standards for Decisions."  Here is a brief description:

Much of classical decision theory relies on idealizations about decision makers and their decision problems. For example, it is common to suppose that decision makers are cognitively unlimited and that precise probabilities and utilities attach to options' possible outcomes. Recent work removes some of the idealizations and extends decision principles to cases in which decision makers and decision problems are nonideal. This conference explores methods of adding realism to decision principles. Both empirical and normative studies of decision making contribute to this project. The conference is free and open to all.  The website given below provides registration information.


   Cristina Bicchieri, University of Pennsylvania
   Raymond Dacey, University of Idaho
   Mark Kaplan, Indiana University
   Adam Morton, University of Alberta
   Paul Weirich, University of Missouri

The conference will be held at the University of Missouri on April 25th and 26th.  Please register by April 18th.  The conference is free and open to all.  Further conference details, registration and travel information can be found at the following website:

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