The Resource Choice : an essay on pluralism, value conflicts and decision-making, Per Anders Kristian Herlitz

Choice : an essay on pluralism, value conflicts and decision-making, Per Anders Kristian Herlitz

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Choice : an essay on pluralism, value conflicts and decision-making
Title
Choice
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an essay on pluralism, value conflicts and decision-making
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Per Anders Kristian Herlitz
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Summary
This thesis examines decision-making in value conflicts, and argues in favor of a unified approach to decision-making that accepts partial success of a plurality of decision-making methods, and that uses these as alternative heuristic tools the appropriateness of which is established and guided by interpretative and creative reasoning. This general conclusion is reached in numerous steps. First, an uncontroversial form of prima facie pluralism is accepted as the point of departure. Second, the diversity of value conflicts as well as the variety of different relations that values can have to each other (the degree of comparability) is established. Third, the impact of representations and the importance of the selection of matter for reasoning are illustrated and named the problem with representation. This, fourthly, undermines the possibilities of monistic value theories to dissolve conflicts, but also means that explanatory models of values need to account for both currencies of values and the way in which representations of the world are created. Such types of explanatory models are dubbed explanatory pluralism. Once the problem with representation and need for explanatory pluralism are settled, it is shown that prevalent approaches to decision-making (including maximizing methods, subsumption under principles, and by Aristotle inspired approaches that assign importance to judgment) have some merit, but all fail to account for the complexities surrounding what it is like to make a choice in a value conflict. The only way of dealing with these complexities is by combining a plurality of first order methods so that these can be matched with particular situations with the assistance of interpretative and creative reasoning. A unified approach to decision-making that furthermore accepts the necessity of its procedural nature as well as the dialectical relation between holding a value and making a decision manages best to deal with the identified problems
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Herlitz, Per Anders Kristian
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Defence date: 8 June 2012
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  • 170
  • 153.45
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (SPS), 2012.
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non fiction
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European University Institute
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  • EUI PhD theses
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  • Cultural pluralism
  • Conflict management
  • Decision making
  • Decision making
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Choice : an essay on pluralism, value conflicts and decision-making, Per Anders Kristian Herlitz
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http://hdl.handle.net/1814/22692
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Examining Board: Professor Christine Chwaszcza, Univesität zu Köln, formely EUI (Supervisor); Professor Dennis Patterson, European University Institute; Professor Steven Lukes, New York University; Professor John Skorupski, University of St.Andrews
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-250)
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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FIEb1710189x
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
vii, 250 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)1088483307
Label
Choice : an essay on pluralism, value conflicts and decision-making, Per Anders Kristian Herlitz
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/22692
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Christine Chwaszcza, Univesität zu Köln, formely EUI (Supervisor); Professor Dennis Patterson, European University Institute; Professor Steven Lukes, New York University; Professor John Skorupski, University of St.Andrews
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-250)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1710189x
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
vii, 250 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088483307

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