2007 HPA294 The Logic of Decision

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA394

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Introduces students to the study of decision theory. This is the theory of rational decision-making by individuals -- taken alone, in competition or in groups. Topics covered include decisions under ignorance, decisions under risk and game theory. Throughout the unit, the various applications of the theory are stressed. The unit is of use to a variety of students, including students of: philosophy, logic, economics, psychology, computer science and information systems, social science, environmental science, management and law.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 2x1,000-word assignments (20% ea), 3-hr exam (60%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)

Prereq 25% level 100 in philosophy or, where appropriate 25% level 100 in any discipline
M.Excl HPS294/394

STAFF: Dr David Coady

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