Preference Logic

  • Ghita Holmström-Hintikka
  • Sten LindstrÖm
  • Rysiek Sliwinski
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 303)


Preference logic is difficult. Attempts at developing a theory of preference logic that goes beyond the limits of the trivial often end up in the absurd. Let me, to begin with, give a couple of examples of this.


Preference Relation Preference Statement Comparability Principle Elementary Logic Reasonable Interpretation 
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  1. 6.
    The axioms have in essence been given by M. Hausner in “Multi-dimensional utilities”, in Thrall, Coombs & Devis (eds.), Decision Processes (1954).Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ghita Holmström-Hintikka
    • 1
  • Sten LindstrÖm
    • 2
  • Rysiek Sliwinski
    • 3
  1. 1.Boston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Umeå UniversityUmeåSweden
  3. 3.Uppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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