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Economic decision theory should be adjusted to include higher-order preferences

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Started: 5/16/2016 Category: Economics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Challenge Declined
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ClassicRobert

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Full resolution: Economic decision theory should be adjusted to include higher-order preferences for non-normative purposes

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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 (an unwilling addict), then that means that they have a higher order preference, which would be to have the preference of a preference for abstention over drug use to the preference of drug use over abstention. http://www.sci.brooklyn.cuny.edu...
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