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In this book, Frederic Schick extends and applies the decision theory he proposed in two previous Cambridge books: Understanding Action (1991) and Making Choices (1997). He shows how the way we see situations affects the choices we make, and he develops a logic of thought responsive to how things are seen. The book considers many questions of choosing and some familiar human predicaments. Why do people in choice experiments act so often against expectations? How might they and the experimenters be looking at different problems in them? Why do people cooperate so often where the textbook logic excludes that? How can there be weakness of will - and must it always be faulted? Does how we see things affect what they mean, and what are people reporting who say that their lives have no meaning for them? These very different questions turn out to have some closely related answers. There are vivid discussions here of cases drawn from many sources. The book will interest all who study how we choose and act, whether they are philosophers, psychologists, or economists - or any combination. Frederic Schick is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. (view table of contents)

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9780521824583 | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 26, 2003, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: In this book, Frederic Schick extends and applies the decision theory he proposed in two previous Cambridge books: Understanding Action (1991) and Making Choices (1997).

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9780521531719 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 2003, cover price $29.99

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This important contribution to choice theory examines two theories of motivation and two kinds of explanation of behavior that they support.Originally published in 1984.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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9780691640853 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $74.95
9780691072807 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 1, 1984, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This important contribution to choice theory examines two theories of motivation and two kinds of explanation of behavior that they support.

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9780691612959 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This important contribution to choice theory examines two theories of motivation and two kinds of explanation of behavior that they support.
9780691020297 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 1, 1984, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: This important contribution to choice theory examines two theories of motivation and two kinds of explanation of behavior that they support.

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The book aims to expand the scope and enrich the foundations of decision theory. By addressing such issues as ambivalence, inner conflict, and the constraints imposed upon us by our attachments to others, Frederic Schick reveals that our thinking is often more subtle than standard theories of rationality allow. Only a theory that respects that subtlety can illumine what is otherwise puzzling. The book contains many examples drawn from history and literature dealing with subjects such as love, war, friendship, and crime. (view table of contents)

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9780521581813 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 1997, cover price $110.00

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9780521588409 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 1997, cover price $49.99 | About this edition: The book aims to expand the scope and enrich the foundations of decision theory.

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This is an important new book about human motivation, about the reasons people have for their actions. What is distinctively new about it is its focus on how people see or understand their situations, options, and prospects. By taking account of people's understandings (along with their beliefs and desires), Professor Schick is able to expand the current theory of decision and action. The author provides a perspective on the topic by outlining its history. He defends his new theory against criticism, considers its formal structure, and shows at length how it resolves many currently debated problems: the problems of conflict and weakness of will, Allais' problem, Kahneman and Tversky's problems, Newcomb's problem, and others. The book will be of special interest to philosophers, psychologists, and economists. (view table of contents)

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9780521403306 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 26, 1991, cover price $57.99 | About this edition: This is an important new book about human motivation, about the reasons people have for their actions.

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9780521408868 | Cambridge Univ Pr, September 1, 1991, cover price $34.99

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