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1.1 Examples
1.2 Separating Can from Want
1.3 What Is Meant by Rational?
1.5 Zen and the Absurd
1.6 On Theories and Paradigms
2.1 Example
2.2 Two Points
2.3.1 Normative
2.3.2 Descriptive
2.3.3 Metascientific
2.5 Utility and Disutility
3.1 General Framework
3.2 Example: The Consumer Problem
3.3 Marginality Principle
4.2.1 i.i.d. Random Variables
4.2.2 Law of Large Numbers
4.2.3 Practical Meaning of Expected Value
4.3.1 von Neumann and Morgenstern’s Theorem
4.3.2 Uniqueness of Utility
4.3.3 Risk Aversion
4.3.4 Prospect Theory
4.4 Elicitation of Utility
4.5 From Simple to Complex
5.1 What Is Probability?
5.2 Relative Frequencies as Objective Probabilities
5.3 Subjective Probabilities
5.4.1 Confounding Conditional Probabilities
5.4.2 Biased Samples
5.4.3 Regression to the Mean
5.4.4 Correlation and Causation
5.4.5 Statistical Significance
6.1 Summation of Utilities
6.2 Condorcet’s Paradox
6.3.1 Arrow’s Theorem
6.3.2 Scoring Rules and Grading Systems
6.3.3 Gibbard-Satterthwaite’s Theorem
6.3.4 An Argument for Approval Voting
6.3.5 Conclusion
6.4 Pareto Optimality/Efficiency
6.5.1 Silent on Equality
6.5.2 A Partial Order
6.5.3 Subjective Beliefs
7.1.1 The Basic Story
7.1.2 Dominated Strategies
7.1.3 Back to Prisoner’s Dilemma
7.1.4 The Meaning of Utility
7.1.5 Main Lessons
7.1.6 Changing the Rules of the Game
7.1.7 Repetition
7.1.8 Kant’s Categorical Imperative and the Golden Rule
7.2.1 Definition
7.2.2 Justifications
7.2.3 Mixed Strategies
7.3.1 Stylized Examples
7.3.2 Real-Life Examples
7.4 The Power of Commitment
7.5 Common Knowledge
7.6 Extensive Form Games
7.7 Perfectness and Credible Threats
8.1 Example: The Case for Globalization
8.2 The First Welfare Theorem
8.3.1 Externalities and Public Goods
8.3.2 Market Power
8.3.3 Asymmetric Information
8.3.4 Existence versus Convergence
8.3.5 Formation of Preference
8.3.6 Irrational Behavior
8.3.7 What Is Measured by Utility?
8.3.8 A Limitation of Pareto Optimality
8.4 Example
9 Evolutionary View of Emotions
10.1 Money Isn’t Happiness
10.2.1 The Validity of Questionnaires
10.2.2 Don’t Push Others off the Hedonic Treadmill
10.2.3 People Don’t Adjust to Everything
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