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Newcomb's problem, edited by Arif Ahmed

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Newcomb's problem
Title
Newcomb's problem
Statement of responsibility
edited by Arif Ahmed
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Newcomb's problem is a controversial paradox of decision theory. It is easily explained and easily understood, and there is a strong chance that most of us have actually faced it in some form or other. And yet it has proven as thorny and intractable a puzzle as much older and better-known philosophical problems of consciousness, scepticism and fatalism. It brings into very sharp and focused disagreement several long-standing philosophical theories on practical rationality, on the nature of free will, and on the direction and analysis of causation. This volume introduces readers to the nature of Newcomb's problem, and ten chapters by leading scholars present the most recent debates around the problem and analyse its ramifications for decision theory, metaphysics, philosophical psychology and political science. Their chapters highlight the status of Newcomb's problem as a live and continuing issue in modern philosophy
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
519.5/42
Index
index present
LC call number
QA269
LC item number
.N487 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Ahmed, Arif
Series statement
Classic philosophical arguments
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  • Game theory
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Decision making
Label
Newcomb's problem, edited by Arif Ahmed
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 15 Oct 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781316847893
Extent
1 online resource (233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316847893
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Newcomb's problem, edited by Arif Ahmed
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 15 Oct 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781316847893
Extent
1 online resource (233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316847893
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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