Theory and Decision: Essays in Honor of Werner Leinfellner

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Springer Science & Business Media, 1988 - Social Science - 322 pages
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This collection of articles contains contributions from a few of Werner Leinfellner's many friends and colleagues. Some of them are former students of Werner's. Others were colleagues of his at various American and European universities. Further, some have come to know Werner through his research, his long-standing editorship of Theory and Deci sion and his extensive participation in international conferences and congresses. The following articles are new to this volume. The areas covered are those in which Werner continues to play an active professional role. We offer them as a tribute to the many and multi-faceted contributions to the scientific enterprise for which Werner Leinfellner is so widely known. We believe such a festschrift to be fitting and long overdue. Because of the breadth of Werner's professional associations, it was difficult to select representatives from among his many spheres of influence. We apologize to the many scholars who could not be in cluded because of time and space considerations. Finally, we wish to express appreciation to Dean John Guilds of the University of Arkansas for providing financial support early on in the evolution of this project, to Jennifer Bauman for her bravura performance in copy-editing the manuscripts, and to our publisher at Reidel for bringing this volume to press.
  

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Contents

On Some Limits and Resources of CommonSense Psychology
3
Probability and Proportions
29
Why Substitutional Quantification Does Not Express Existence
67
METHODOLOGY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
77
Ideology and Science
79
Some Imperfections in the Scientific Communication System and a Possible Remedy
91
ValueFree vs ValueConscious Social Sciences
107
ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL ISSUES
137
Three Theorems on the Theory of Cardinal Utility and Random Choice
205
Chairman Paradoxes Under Approval Voting
223
Some Recent Developments in Game Theory
235
Foundations of Preference
261
What Does Arrows Impossibility Theorem Tell Us?
273
Computable Choice Functions
287
Curriculum Vitae Werner Leinfellner
301
Selected Bibliograph
303

The Case of the New Social Movements in Germany
139
An Analysis of Employment Trends 19721982
169
Insurance Without Utility Theory
191
GAME AND DECISION THEORY
203

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