Opaque Sweetening and Transitivity

Ryan Doody*

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I argue that any plausible decision theory for agents with incomplete preferences which obeys the Never Worse Principle will violate Transitivity. The Never Worse Principle says that, if one option never does worse than another, you shouldn’t disprefer it. Transitivity says that, if you prefer X to Y and you prefer Y to Z, then you should prefer X to Z. Violating Transitivity allows one to be money pumped. Although agents with incomplete preferences are already, in virtue of having incomplete preferences, vulnerable to being money pumped, I argue that the money pump argument for Transitivity is more serious than the one for Completeness.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)559-571
Aantal pagina's13
TijdschriftAustralasian Journal of Philosophy
Volume97
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
Vroegere onlinedatum10-feb-2019
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StatusPublished - 2019

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