Title: A critical reflection on optimal decision
Authors: Clímaco, João C. N. 
Keywords: Optimal decisions;Constructivism;Multicriteria decision aiding;Technological risks
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: European Journal of Operational Research. 153:2 (2004) 506-516
Abstract: A discussion and critique of the ideological framework that led to the preponderance of the concepts of utility and optimum as critical referents of decision in the modern age. The result of this critique is an appreciation of the limits of classical operational research, which can only be overcome by adopting a constructivist perspective. In the author's view, this is the approach that will viabilise a contribution to meet the demands imposed by the civilisational process.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/5500
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUC- Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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