Item Type:Working Paper
Citation:Peter Stone, Conceptualizing Lotteries, 2007
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A number of philosophers and social scientists have investigated the use of lotteries to make various kinds of decisions. These investigations have not, however, produced a rigorous definition of a lottery. This paper offers such a definition, and explains how a lottery fitting this definition can be fitted into the decision-making process. It does not explore the question of why one might wish to use a lottery in decision-making, but it does point out several ways in which the definition offered here should facilitate efforts to answer this question.
Author: STONE, PETER
Type of material:Working Paper
Series/Report no:Political Concepts: A Working Paper Series of the Committee on Concepts and Methods;16
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