Prospectism and the weak money pump argument Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • © 2014, Springer Science+Business Media New York. Hare (Analysis 70:237–247, 2010) proposes a view he calls prospectism for making choices in situations in which preferences have a common, but problematic structure. I show that prospectism permits the decision-maker to make a series of choices she knows in advance will lead to a sure loss. I also argue that a theory that permits the decision-maker to make choices she knows in advance will lead to a sure loss should be rejected.

published proceedings

  • Theory and Decision

author list (cited authors)

  • Peterson, M

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Peterson, Martin

publication date

  • March 2015