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The Possible Incommensurability of Utilities and the Learning of Goals

Edmonds, Bruce (1997) The Possible Incommensurability of Utilities and the Learning of Goals. [Departmental Technical Report]

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Abstract

This is a short article to examine the following possibility: that a single agent might simultaneously have different utilities that are incommensurable. Some arguments aginst this possiblity are considered and rejected. Two practical examples are given and its implications in terms of goal change and learning are discussed.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:utility, incomeasurability, learning, goals, philosophy
Subjects:Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Philosophy > Decision Theory
ID Code:359
Deposited By:Edmonds, Dr Bruce
Deposited On:07 Aug 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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