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Choice Theory

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Description for Choice Theory Paperback. This book explores what it means to be rational in a variety of contexts, from personal decisions to those affecting large groups of people. It introduces ideas from economics, philosophy, and other areas, showing how the theory applies to particular situations such as gambling and the allocation of resources. Series: Very Short Introductions. Num Pages: 144 pages, 5 halftones, numerous figures. BIC Classification: GPQ; JMH; KCA; PBUD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 172 x 112 x 9. Weight in Grams: 120.
We make choices all the time - about trivial matters, about how to spend our money, about how to spend our time, about what to do with our lives. And we are also constantly judging the decisions other people make as rational or irrational. But what kind of criteria are we applying when we say that a choice is rational? What guides our own choices, especially in cases where we don't have complete information about the outcomes? What strategies should be applied in making decisions which affect a lot of people, as in the case of ... Read more

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Oxford University Press United Kingdom
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About Michael Allingham
Michael Allingham is a Fellow and the Senior Tutor at Magdalen College, Oxford. He read natural philosophy and then political economy at the University of Edinburgh and subsequently taught at a number of universities in the United Kingdom and the United States; he has also held visiting positions at universities in Italy, France and Austria. His previous books include Equilibrium ... Read more

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a spirited and efficient welcome for newcomers should brighten many minds already much immersed - make them newcomers again.
Sydney Afriat, University of Siena

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