Why bounded rationality?

Authored by: Riccardo Viale

Routledge Handbook of Bounded Rationality

Print publication date:  October  2020
Online publication date:  October  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138999381
eBook ISBN: 9781315658353
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In the philosophy of science why-questions are a way to address the foundations of scientific explanation. For Bas van Fraassen (1980), a theory of explanation is essentially a theory of why-questions. Why-questions and their answers are individuated only relative to a context. 1 The pragmatic problem of the context determines the relevance of the answer and ultimately the choice made therein.

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