Von Wright’s “The Logic of Preference” revisited

@article{Liu2009VonW,
  title={Von Wright’s “The Logic of Preference” revisited},
  author={Fenrong Liu},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2009},
  volume={175},
  pages={69-88}
}
Preference is a key area where analytic philosophy meets philosophical logic. I start with two related issues: reasons for preference, and changes in preference, first mentioned in von Wright’s book The Logic of Preference but not thoroughly explored there. I show how these two issues can be handled together in one dynamic logical framework, working with structured two-level models, and I investigate the resulting dynamics of reason-based preference in some detail. Next, I study the… CONTINUE READING