AAAI Publications, The Thirty-Third International Flairs Conference

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Social Pooling of Beliefs and Values with Desirability
Arianna Casanova, Enrique Miranda, Marco Zaffalon

Last modified: 2020-05-08


The problem of aggregating beliefs and values of rational subjects is treated with the formalism of sets of desirable gambles. This leads on the one hand to a new perspective of traditional results of social choice (in particular Arrow’s theorem as well as sufficient conditions for the existence of an oligarchy and democracy) and on the other hand to use the same framework to create connections with opinion pooling. In particular, we show that weak Pareto can be derived as a coherence requirement and discuss the aggregation of state independent beliefs.

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