How questions guide choices: a preliminary logical investigation

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dc.contributor.author Seligman, Jeremy en
dc.coverage.spatial Perth, Australia en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-01T23:11:53Z en
dc.date.issued 2011-12-08 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/38041 en
dc.description.abstract When making a choice between competing alternatives, we are primarily guided by our preferences. But the process is typically aided by asking questions. The questions serve to expand the set of possibilities we consider. Nonetheless a reasonable condition we might impose on this process is that the order in which questions are asked is ultimately irrelevant. Someone for whom this is not the case can be manipulated into making unfortunate choices by a careful choice of questions. We develop a logic for reasoning about such processes, use this to provide an independent justification for the rationality of having transitive preferences, and explain what goes wrong in situations where preferences are not transitive. en
dc.relation.ispartof The 24th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI 2011) en
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dc.title How questions guide choices: a preliminary logical investigation en
dc.type Presentation en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url http://www.it.murdoch.edu.au/AI2011/ en
pubs.finish-date 2011-12-08 en
pubs.start-date 2011-12-06 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Conference Oral Presentation en
pubs.elements-id 648781 en
pubs.org-id Arts en
pubs.org-id Humanities en
pubs.org-id Philosophy en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-08-14 en


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