Precis of Risk and Rationality

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My book Risk and Rationality argues for a new alternative to the orthodox theory of rational decision-making. This alternative, risk-weighted expected utility maximization, holds that there are three important components involved in rational decision-making: utilities, probabilities, and risk-attitudes. This essay explains the basic outline of the theory and precisely how it differs from the orthodox theory. It also summarizes the main threads of argument in the book.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2363-2368
Number of pages6
JournalPhilosophical Studies
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy


  • Decision theory
  • Expected utility
  • Instrumental rationality
  • Rank dependence
  • Risk
  • Risk-weighted expected utility


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