## A Puzzle with Preferences

A puzzle in rational preference change.

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# game theory

## A Puzzle with Preferences

## Taking a Hint v. Calculations

A puzzle in rational preference change.

Schelling argues that resolving conflicts require a different attitude than solving a mathematical problem. “Taking a hint is fundamentally different from deciphering aformal communication or solving a mathematical problem;it involves discovering a message that has been plantedwithin a context by someone who thinks he shares withthe recipient certain impressions or associations.” This idea is explored…