Decision Theory without Logical Omniscience: Toward an Axiomatic Framework for Bounded Rationality
AbstractThe author proposes modeling boundedly rational agents as agents who are not logically omniscient, that is, who do not know all logical or mathematical implications of what they know. He shows how a subjective state space can be derived as part of a subjective expected utility representation of the agent's preferences. The representation exists under very weak conditions. The representation uses the familiar language of probability, utility, and states of the world in the hope that this makes this model of bounded rationality easier to use in applications. Copyright 1999 by The Review of Economic Studies Limited.
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