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Nonmonotonic Reasoning and the Foundations of Rational Choice

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  • Ruvin Gekker

    (Department of Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway)

Abstract

The paper applies a technique developed in artificial intelligence to frame and analyze on the foundational level A. Sen's critique of internal consistency conditions in various choice situations.

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  • Ruvin Gekker, 2002. "Nonmonotonic Reasoning and the Foundations of Rational Choice," Working Papers 0061, National University of Ireland Galway, Department of Economics, revised 2002.
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    Keywords

    Internal Consistency Condition; Nonmonotonic reasoning.;

    JEL classification:

    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity

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