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Debate me on higher order preferences

ClassicRobert
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5/15/2016 5:01:24 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
Full resolution: Economic decision theory should be adjusted to include higher-order preferences for non-normative purposes

Debate me, you rational choice theory economists you.

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This paper outlines higher order preferences as a concept and goes into good detail. In short, they are preferences for preferences. So if someone is a drug addict but they would prefer not to be, then that means that they have a higher order preference, which would be to prefer to prefer abstention over drug use to the preference of drug use over abstention. http://www.sci.brooklyn.cuny.edu...
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ClassicRobert
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5/17/2016 7:58:30 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
Libertarians and free market capitalists, where you at? You know you wanna take this.
Debate me: Economic decision theory should be adjusted to include higher-order preferences for non-normative purposes http://www.debate.org...

Do you really believe that? Or not? If you believe it, you should man up and defend it in a debate. -RoyLatham

My Pet Fish is such a Douche- NiamC

It's an app to meet friends and stuff, sort of like an adult club penguin- Thett3, describing Tinder
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5/31/2016 10:04:09 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
Take the b8, m8s
Debate me: Economic decision theory should be adjusted to include higher-order preferences for non-normative purposes http://www.debate.org...

Do you really believe that? Or not? If you believe it, you should man up and defend it in a debate. -RoyLatham

My Pet Fish is such a Douche- NiamC

It's an app to meet friends and stuff, sort of like an adult club penguin- Thett3, describing Tinder