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Chapter 9. The Art of Making Intelligent... > The Logic of Decision-Making

The Logic of Decision-Making

It is useful to consider the logic of decision-making. That logic is determined by the goal of decision-making and of the question that follows from that goal:

  • The goal: to decide between some set of alternatives, the one most in keeping with our welfare and the welfare of others;

  • The question: put in terms of completing the following sentence: “At this point in my life, faced with the alternatives (A or B or C or D), which is the one most likely to enhance my welfare and the welfare of others?”


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