Expected utility

If you have some way of scor­ing how much you pre­fer out­comes, and you can guess the prob­a­bil­ity that an ac­tion leads to an out­come, then you can weigh ac­tions by look­ing at their av­er­age ex­pected scores.


  • Expected utility formalism

    Ex­pected util­ity is the cen­tral idea in the quan­ti­ta­tive im­ple­men­ta­tion of consequentialism