Should we always try to get what we most want (for example, buying a lottery ticket for the $100 million jackpot), or would it sometimes be rational to aim at something less desirable (for example, spending that dollar on food)? We will discuss the basic principles of rational decision making, and we will ask whether these principles ever lead to paradox. The presenter will argue that, according to these principles, it would be rational for you to immediately hand over to him all of your money.
Presenter: Dr. Dai Heide
This class is intended and designed for high school students who are participating in the School District 41 day at SFU Burnaby. Registration for this class begins on April 18th and ends on April 26th. Others are welcomed if space permits.
This event is intended and designed for high school students who are participating in the School District 41 day at SFU Burnaby. Others are welcomed if space permits. If you have any questions, concerns, or changes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.