The reasonable man - a social choice approach

Ariel Rubinstein

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    Most legal systems rely heavily on the notion of the reasonable man. Here an attempt is made to analyze the reasonable man in a social choice model. The main argument is that if the reasonable man satisfies a certain set of axioms, he essentially coincides with one of the individuals, both in terms of his preferences and in terms of his expectations.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)151-159
    Number of pages9
    JournalTheory and Decision
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Jun 1983

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Decision Sciences
    • Developmental and Educational Psychology
    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
    • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
    • Applied Psychology
    • Computer Science Applications
    • General Social Sciences


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