1. Course notes prepared by the Professor (online).
(i) Knowledge. This course aims at deepening the students' knowledge gained through other courses of the CdS, by addressing topics specifically connected with decision theory.
(ii) Competence. Students are taught how to: (a) comprehend the philosophical aspects of decision theory and formal methods which are mostly adequate to deal with them; (b) refine their abilities with formal analysis.
(iii) Applying knowledge. Students will learn: (a) how to apply their knowledge to specific problems in the area of decision theory; (b) how to enhance their understanding of scientific contributions (mostly in the form of articles and monographs) to topics dealt with during the course.
There are no special prerequisites to attend this course.
Lectures and tutorials.
This course will make use of the E-learning platform Moodle to share the course's material.
Attendence is mandatory.
Type of Assessment
Oral examination (approximately 30/40 minutes). Students are requested to: (a) prove their acquaintance with the most important topics of the course; (b) apply their knowledge to problems similar to those discussed during lectures; (c) convey topics accurately, linguistically speaking, both from the technical and from the general point of view.
The course aims at providing an overview of decision theory, and problems connected with strategic and rational choice. Students will be introduced to issues that are classical in the contemporary debate. Beside illustrating their philosophical aspects, topics will be analyzed rigorously by making use of tools coming from game theory.