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Practical Reason, Instrumental Irrationality, and Time

Manuel Vargas
Philosophical Studies: An International Journal for Philosophy in the Analytic Tradition
Vol. 126, No. 2 (Nov., 2005), pp. 241-252
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4321655
Page Count: 12
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Abstract

Standard models of practical rationality face a puzzle that has gone unnoticed: given a modest assumption about the nature of deliberation, we are apparently frequently briefly irrational. I explain the problem, consider what is wrong with several possible solutions, and propose an account that does not generate the objectionable result.

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