Liberalism and Conventional Decision Making
In chapter 1 we saw that principles of liberalism have been defined in terms of properties of the procedures through which collective decision making takes place. Because we first wanted to examine the relationship between rights and decision procedures, we postponed a discussion of the characteristics of liberalism. The semantics of the languages DLA and DLA* yielded models of processes of decision making. The models presented, i.e., the model structures, and the insights of deontic logic provide us with the means to define individual rights in terms of processes of collective decision making. In this chapter we show how those models can be used to formulate liberal principles of decision making.
KeywordsNash Equilibrium Individual Preference Private Sphere Deontic Logic Preference Profile
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