currently here as a placeholder for concepts like ‘expected utility’.
- Expected utility formalism
Expected utility is the central idea in the quantitative implementation of consequentialism
- Logical decision theories
Root page for topics on logical decision theory, with multiple intros for different audiences.
- Causal decision theories
On CDT, to choose rationally, you should imagine the world where your physical act changes, then imagine running that world forward in time. (Therefore, it’s irrational to vote in elections.)
- Evidential decision theories
Theories which hold that the principle of rational choice is “Choose the act that would be the best news, if somebody told you that you’d chosen that act.”
- Modal combat