Preference, value, choice, and welfare /

"This book is about preferences, principally as they figure in economics. It also explores their uses in everyday language and action, how they are understood in psychology and how they figure in philosophical reflection on action and morality. The book clarifies and for the most part defends t...

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Main Author: Hausman, Daniel M., 1947-
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Preferences, comparative evaluations, ad reasons
  • Part I. Preferences in Positive Economics: 2. Preference axioms and their implications; 3. Revealed-preference theory; 4. Preferences, decision theory, and consequentialism; 5. Game theory and consequentialism; 6. Constraints and counterpreferential choice
  • Part II. Preferences, Welfare, and Normative Economics: 7. Preference satisfaction and welfare; 8. Preferences in welfare economics
  • Part III. Psychology, Rational Evaluation, and Preference Formation: 9. The psychology of choice; 10. Constructing preferences; 11. Conclusions