Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Book Name : Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction

By by Michael Allingham

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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 inmaking decisions which affect a lot of people, as in the case of government policy?This book explores what it means to be rational in all these contexts. It introduces ideas from economics, philosophy, and other areas, showing how the theory applies to decisions in everyday life, and to particular situations such as gambling and the allocation of resources.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. OUP Oxford; August 2002 ISBN 9780191539251 Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format Title: Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction Author: Michael Allingham Imprint: OUP Oxford Subject categories Academic Psychology & Psychiatry > Cognitive Psychology Language Arts & Disciplines > Communication Business > Decision-Making & Problem Solving Philosophy > Free Will & Determinism Mathematics > Game Theory Psychology & Psychiatry > Psychotherapy > Group Political Science Social Sciences Business > Economics > Theory Sociology > Theory. Method. Relations to other subjects ISBNs 0191539252 9780192803030 9780191539251 9780191579264 In The Press a spirited and efficient welcome for newcomers should brighten many minds already much immersed - make them newcomers again. About The Author 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 and Disequilibrium, General Equilibrium, Value,Unconscious Contracts, Theory of Markets, and Rational Choice.

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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 and Disequilibrium, General Equilibrium, Value,Unconscious Contracts, Theory of Markets, and Rational Choice.

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Academic Psychology & Psychiatry - Cognitive Psychology Language Arts & Disciplines - Communication Business - Decision-Making & Problem Solving Philosophy - Free Will & Determinism Mathematics - Game Theory Psychology & Psychiatry - Psychotherapy - Group Political Science Social Sciences Business - Economics - Theory Sociology - Theory. Method. Relations to other subjects

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0191539252 - 9780192803030 - 9780191539251 - 9780191579264

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a spirited and efficient welcome for newcomers should brighten many minds already much immersed - make them newcomers again.

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OUP Oxford

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