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Past Scholars | 2008 to 2009

Maya Bar-Hillel

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Maya Bar-Hillel, Professor (retired), The Center for the Study of Rationality at The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, will write a book about rationality paradoxes and how they have influenced the development of decision theory. This will be the first comprehensive anthology of rationality paradoxes and will be accessible to a well-educated lay audience. Bar-Hillel plans to present a range of paradoxes and discuss how they’ve prompted influential conceptual developments in philosophy, economics, statistics, and psychology. The book will focus on the important role that these paradoxes have played in the history of thought about decision theory, game theory, and probability theory.