Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/221412
Authors: 
Gilboa, Itzhak
Year of Publication: 
1993
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper No. 1055
Abstract: 
In this note we reconsider an argument, borrowed from causal decision theory, according to which rational and identical players should cooperate in a one-shot prisoner's dilemma. We argue that, regardless of how one views this type of reasoning, the example rpoints at a possible inconsistency in standard formulations of knowledge and decision. We suggest that when formalizing notions of "decision," "choice," and "rationality," care must be taken not to assume knowledge of one's own choice. Finally, the relationships to the classical problems of causal decision theory and of dterminism versus free will are briefly discussed.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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