Frederick Schauer

Modeling Tolerance

PUBLISHER
Journal of Institutional & Theoretical Economics
DATE
2014
 

Abstract

Decisions about intervention can be understood as decisions about tolerance, because an act of tolerance is an act of nonintervention, and, conversely, an act of intervention can be understood as an act of intolerance. But decision to tolerate, typically performed under conditions of epistemic uncertainty, may turn out to have been mistaken, just as acts of intolerance, also typically performed under conditions of epistemic uncertainty, may also turn out to have been mistaken. And thus we can see the decision to tolerate or not as a decision-theoretic problem, susceptible to modeling with the familiar tools of decision theory.

Citation

Frederick Schauer, Modeling Tolerance, 170 Journal of Institutional & Theoretical Economics 83-95 (2014).
 

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