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Maximising expected value under axiological uncertainty

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An axiomatic approach
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The topic of this thesis is axiological uncertainty – the question of how you should evaluate your options if you are uncertain about which axiology is true. As an answer, I defend Expected Value Maximisation (EVM), the view that one option is better than another if and only if it has the greater expected value across axiologies. More precisely, I explore the axiomatic foundations of this view. I employ results from state-dependent utility theory, extend them in various ways and interpret ...

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Philosophy Faculty
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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2016-01-18

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