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Essays on Aggregation in Deliberation and Inquiry

Rush T. Stewart

Title:
Essays on Aggregation in Deliberation and Inquiry
Author(s):
Stewart, Rush T.
Thesis Advisor(s):
Collins, John D.
Date:
Type:
Theses
Degree:
Ph.D., Columbia University
Department(s):
Philosophy
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Abstract:
Mathematical aggregation frameworks are general and precise settings in which to study ways of forming a consensus or group point of view from a set of potentially diverse points of view. Yet the standard frameworks have significant limitations. A number of results show that certain sets of desirable aggregation properties cannot be simultaneously satisfied. Drawing on work in the theory of imprecise probabilities, I propose philosophically-motivated generalizations of the standard aggregation frameworks (for probability, preference, full belief) that I prove can satisfy the desired properties. I then look at some applications and consequences of these proposals in decision theory, epistemology, and the social sciences.
Subject(s):
Philosophy
Science--Philosophy
Mathematics
Group decision making
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Rush T. Stewart, , Essays on Aggregation in Deliberation and Inquiry, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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