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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.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Ratio
Print ISSN 0034-0006
Electronic ISSN 1467-9329
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 29
Issue 2
APA6 Citation Noonan, H. (in press). Two boxing is not the rational option. Ratio, 29(2), https://doi.org/10.1111/rati.12093
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/rati.12093
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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