Humanly rational choice 4 (on the nature and limits of decision theory)

Robert Nozickinfo-icon’s seminal 1969 essay (“Newcomb’s Problem and Two Principles of Choiceinfo-icon”) introduced to philosophers the puzzle known as Newcomb’s problem. Nozick returned to the problem in his 1974 essay “Reflections on Newcomb’s Problem” and then again in The Nature of Rationalityinfo-icon (1993). We describe the problem, then explain what it tells us about the nature and limits of decision theory.

Sarah Wright
Published in: Midwest Studies in Philosophy