Apr 1

EXRE Colloquium: Ralf Bader’s talk on “Choice in the Face of Multiple Orderings.”

Davood Bahjat Fumani Time: 17:15 - 19:00

Speaker: Ralf Bader (Fribourg)
Date & Time: 01 April 2020, 17:15-19:00
Room: MIS04, 4122


Abstract: Sometimes agents are confronted with multiple orderings that cannot be traded off against each other. These orderings might relate to different evaluative criteria in terms of which options and their associated outcomes can be evaluated. Or they might correspond to different perspectives from which evaluations can issue. Yet again, they might represent different precisifications of imprecise orderings. This paper argues that in such cases agents ought to maximise the weak intersection of these different orderings. It will be shown that widely accepted alternative accounts are both too permissive and too restrictive, cannot be rationalised and give rise to various mixture inconsistencies.