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Two boxing is not the rational option

Noonan, Harold

Authors

HAROLD NOONAN harold.noonan@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Mind and Cognition



Abstract

In the standard Newcomb scenario two-boxing is not the rational act and, in general, in Newcomb-style cases the ‘two-boxing’ choice is not the rational act. Hence any decision theory which recommends two-boxing is unacceptable.

Citation

Noonan, H. (in press). Two boxing is not the rational option. Ratio, 29(2), https://doi.org/10.1111/rati.12093

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 9, 2015
Online Publication Date Mar 22, 2015
Deposit Date Aug 5, 2016
Publicly Available Date Aug 5, 2016
Journal Ratio
Print ISSN 0034-0006
Electronic ISSN 1467-9329
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 29
Issue 2
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/rati.12093
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/35740
Publisher URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/rati.12093/abstract
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Two boxing is not the rational option /
Harold W. Noonan. Ratio, v. 29, issue 2 (2016), p. 168-183, which has been published in final form at http//dx.doi.org/10.1111/rati.12093. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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