Transformative decision rules, permutability, and non-sequential framing of decision problems
2004 (English)In: Synthese, ISSN 0039-7857, E-ISSN 1573-0964, Vol. 139, no 3, 387-403 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The concept of transformative decision rules provides a useful tool for analyzing what is often referred to as the 'framing', or 'problem specification', or 'editing' phase of decision making. In the present study we analyze a fundamental aspect of transformative decision rules, viz. permutability. A set of transformative decision rules is, roughly put, permutable just in case it does not matter in which order the rules are applied. It is argued that in order to be normatively reasonable, sets of transformative decision rules have to satisfy a number of structural conditions that together imply permutability. This formal result gives support to a non-sequential theory of framing, i.e., a theory which prescribes no uniform order in which different steps in the framing process have to be performed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 139, no 3, 387-403 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-13603DOI: 10.1023/B:SYNT.0000024885.09894.baISI: 000220957500002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-28844476353OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-13603DiVA: diva2:326165
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